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California Drought Tweets

meli_fig RT @saveourwater: A $500 car wash? New California fines for wasting water take effect http://t.co/8ueCPWST3a #saveourwater #cadrought
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salmasaari RT @NWSLosAngeles: How much drier can it get? #CADrought tightens it's grip from dry to parched. @DroughtGov #cawx http://t.co/USUQAXtcG3
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Brad6900 RT @Ginger_Zee: Intensification of the drought- “@Wx_Max@NWSHanford: #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible @DroughtGov http://t…
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_JDrum RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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SeamusTate RT @News10_CA: MT @NWSCNRFC: Latest U.S. #CAdrought Monitor shows a large increase in Exceptional Drought from 36% to 58% in CA http://t.co
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ambibambi3 RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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XrayHSA RT @NOAANCDC: Jul 29: Exceptional drought expanded in northern CA #CAdrought http://t.co/hs7rCq8VH6 #DroughtMonitor http://t.co/fhb7YmtlGC
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tonimomberger RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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JanieneFriend RT @saveourwater: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame superstar @sammyhagar joins the effort to save water! #SaveOurWater #CADrought http://t.co/Vz9
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jessicabear But no climate change, right? RT @PzFeed: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. http://t.co/XXYoeBO8Bp
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saveourwater Rock and Roll Hall of Fame superstar @sammyhagar joins the effort to save water! #SaveOurWater #CADrought http://t.co/Vz9e3KkSsB
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arniEFORTY6 RT @PzFeed: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. Via @NWSHanford http://t.co/aiRlQ6OWqv
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kamokun_sv RT @NWSHanford: Here's how the #CADrought has gone from bad to worse to horrible. @DroughtGov http://t.co/Pg1PImioIb
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Infographic: California Drought In Motion — 10 Dry Years Animated GIF (2003-2014)

When layered, weekly images of the U.S. Drought Monitor for California show how much worse this drought is than any in the past decade.

california u.s. drought monitor infographic data map gif aubrey ann parker circle of blue

Animation © Aubrey Ann Parker / Circle of Blue. Images courtesy Drought Monitor.
Infographic: Animated GIF of the California drought from 2003 – 2014. Click image to enlarge.

This GIF map was created by Aubrey Ann Parker, news editor and data analyst for Circle of Blue. Contributors include Brett Walton and Codi Yeager-Kozacke of Circle of Blue, with images pulled from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Author: Aubrey Parker is a Traverse City-based assistant editor for Circle of Blue. She specializes in data visualization. Interests: Latin America, Social Media, Science, Health

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  1. This map is truly amazing. I didn’t realize until now just how about California’s drought is until I saw the current day map in comparison to previous years, especially 2005, 2006 and 2010 when the drought was nowhere near as severe.

    The only good news is that this isn’t the first extremely severe drought California has gone through and it certainly won’t be the last. Back in the early 1990s, I had a sister living in Palo Alto and I remember her telling me that the scuttlebutt among Californians was that what they had wasn’t a drought but rather a permanent condition which they would have to accept. Low and behold, a few years went by and the El Niño effect took place and in about six months, the severe drought was over.

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