California Drought: This GIF shows How Bad California’s Drought Really Is! And It will Blow Your Mind!

This terrifying GIF shows the severity of the ongoing California drought! OMG! And it will blow your mind! How is it possible it has gone so far?

California needs rain, and they need it bad. How bad? Just have a look at the GIF below. OMG! The ongoing California drought has almost emptied the Folsom Lake!

The first image shows Folsom Lake near Sacramento on July 20, 2011. The second image shows Folsom Lake on January 16, 2014. Notice a difference?

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Gif showing the extend of the historic California’s drought of 2014. GIF: Gizmodo

The California drought is what a drought of historic proportions looks like. In fact, 2013 was the driest year California has seen in 119 years, and that’s causing some obvious problems. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, and farmers are scrambling to figure out clever ways to save their crops. California’s municipal water system has even announced that it can’t get water to farmers, which is particularly bad news in the state that supplies over half of America’s fruits and vegetables (and almonds). Even the president’s now involved. This month, Obama pledged $183 million in federal funds for drought relief programs.

NASA is also on the case. The space agency recently helped the world visualize the problem with a striking set of satellite images showing the withering effect the drought has had on California. NASA also supplied the terrifying images of the drought at Folsom Lake, explaining how the reservoir was at 97 percent capacity two-and-a-half years ago and just 17 percent capacity in January! NASA will continue to monitor the situation by measuring how much water is in snowpack and how much light that snow absorbs. That should help them estimate how much water the state will get from snowmelt.

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Picture of the Folsom Lake in 2011 and in 2014. The water level difference is terrifying and results from the historic drought in California. Photo: NASA

Aside from figuring out ways to deal with the consequences, there’s unfortunately not too much anybody can do about this drought in the near term. Of course, we’ll want to keep having that endless conversation about the causes and effects of global warming. We can also just continue staring at that photo of the reservoir. It looks like somebody just pulled out the stopper and let all the water run out.

So now, watching this GIF, you can better imagine the gravity of this apocalyptic ongoing California drought!

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