An Infrared View of California Drought: 82 % of the state of California is in an extreme drought and 58 % is in exceptional drough

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In its weekly report issued on July 31, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that 82 percent of the state of California was in an extreme drought and 58 percent was in exceptional drought—up from 79 and 36 percent just two weeks ago. The drying of farmlands and suburbs is mirrored by the shrinking of the state’s reservoirs.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84099&src=eoa-iotd

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