NASA recently published a detailed analysis elaborating how California will suffer with a severe drought in upcoming year. The groundwater is depleting at a rate much higher than anticipated.
“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing “exceptional drought,” the most severe level of dryness measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
To help you understand what has gone through California over the past 3 years, here are six GIFs of different water bodies across California.
The Green Bridge, 2011 and 2014
Folsom Lake, 2011 and 2014
Lake Oroville, 2011 and 2014
Bidwell Marina, 2011 and 2014