NASA pictures demonstrate California drought

California’s terrifying drought, summed up in two satellite images
[Via io9]

California's terrifying drought, summed up in two satellite images

California has declared a state of emergency after enduring months of a drought that has left the state with only half the rainfall of the lowest rainfall year on record. Nothing captures the foreboding more than these two stark images.

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Above is what it looks like today. Here is what it looked like a year ago:

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Wow.