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Monday, July 24, 2017


Is it just me or has the media in California has stopped writing about the drought?  What drought?  That’s what I thought.

Anyway, thanks to stats from the United States Drought Monitor the following map shows (as of mid-July) how dry or wet the Golden State happens to be.  One good map is worth a 1000 words.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

For comparison and conversation we post two images of a marina in Lake Oroville taken by Getty Images—same spot—in 2014 and 2017.



February, 2017
Below is an image of the Oroville Dam and lake taken by NASA showing the spillover from the dam that threatened 100,000 residents in this part of California.  The marina is shown in the right hand side of the NASA photo.

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