Skip to main content

Bridge over Lake Oroville, CA
Lake Oroville, California
California is in the midst of a severe" drought:
In May, 100% of California was experiencing "severe" drought -- the third harshest on a five-level scale -- but since things have leveled off, that figure has only improved to 99.8%, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report.

Meanwhile, nearly 82% of California continues to suffer "extreme" drought, and within that area, more than half the state is under the driest "exceptional" drought category.

Californians have been feeling the effects of drought for quite some time, with officials ordering water restrictions and pleading for residents to conserve water in all ways possible. Hell, even the "Ice Bucket Challenge" is viewed as controversial in California because it wastes water.

Below the fold are some stunning photos that depict just how bad the drought has become in some areas.

Boats on Lake Oroville, CA
Boats on Lake Oroville, CA
Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake, California
Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake, California
Folsom dam and reservoir
Dam at Folsom Lake, California
Folsom Lake
Folsom Lake, California
Lake Oroville
Lake Oroville, California

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics, Climate Change SOS, Butte County kossacks of CA-01, and Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

skybluewater, Bob Johnson, SME in Seattle, Mary, Pat K California, claude, Thumb, Alumbrados, Angie in WA State, Mimikatz, Sylv, Bill in Portland Maine, ssmt, Mogolori, deben, Timaeus, Liberal Thinking, native, TrueBlueMajority, NYmom, mimi, PeterHug, RunawayRose, bread, Sprinkles, Noelle in MPLS, Shockwave, Wintermute, genethefiend, eeff, willyr, xynz, polecat, Bryce in Seattle, RFK Lives, gjohnsit, jancw, dpeifer1949, hubcap, davelf2, eyeswideopen, TracieLynn, susakinovember, lunacat, farmerhunt, slouching, CanisMaximus, ivote2004, internationaljock, high uintas, Alna Dem, aitchdee, tomephil, scorpiorising, hangingchad, emmasnacker, TexDem, plan9pub, figbash, CitizenOfEarth, pat bunny, MA Liberal, brainwave, JimWilson, Steven Payne, Catte Nappe, AmyCat, RebeccaG, lcrp, riverlover, BlogDog, Major Kong, zerelda, side pocket, randallt, Steven D, jcrit, sb, rapala, humphrey, maybeeso in michigan, bloomer 101, Bluesee, marina, Tinfoil Hat, capelza, NoMoreLies, Ckntfld, LakeSuperior, blueyedace2, qofdisks, Independent Musings, mjd in florida, democracy inaction, OpherGopher, ajsuited, basquebob, dewtx, ChemBob, YucatanMan, 1180, fixxit, Pam from Calif, Sara R, spitemissile, ladybug53, Ice Blue, most peculiar mama, jane123, RichterScale, kaliope, Tunk, Ginny in CO, mightymouse, xaxnar, Jim R, debocracy, Knucklehead, esquimaux, BachFan, tarheelblue, Kingsmeg, vigilant meerkat, 417els, Mr Bojangles, BlueInARedState, profundo, Gorette, cookseytalbott, smokeymonkey, Audri, KenBee, Loonesta, Knighterrant, Lefty Coaster, blueoasis, SherriG, global citizen, StrayCat, Rosaura, Libby Shaw, Crashing Vor, joe shikspack, boatsie, OMwordTHRUdaFOG, middleagedhousewife, gratis4, Joshua Bloxom, Turbonerd, BlueMississippi, lastamendment, doingbusinessas, suspiciousmind, kurt, Bernie68, Friend of the court, Temmoku, sea note, markthshark, Aaa T Tudeattack, cpresley, Thinking Fella, One Pissed Off Liberal, BeninSC, Cronesense, tgypsy, camlbacker, Debs2, leema, Dartagnan, ColoTim, offgrid, karmsy, edsbrooklyn, FishOutofWater, LillithMc, Mary Mike, sfbob, bnasley, getlost, jayden, US Blues, Back In Blue, SeaTurtle, jnhobbs, Wreck Smurfy, GeorgeXVIII, KathyinSC, bewild, Assaf, TomP, Empower Ink, fb, jwinIL14, misterwade, OleHippieChick, mamamedusa, Sixty Something, Senor Unoball, bonch, elwior, skohayes, wade norris, CDH in Brooklyn, jamess, monkeybrainpolitics, Lujane, TomFromNJ, tofumagoo, Cassandra Waites, dewley notid, pickandshovel, Jeff Y, No Exit, BYw, MizC, dmhlt 66, WearyIdealist, forgore, artmartin, Neon Vincent, greengemini, divineorder, nchristine, dharmasyd, cantelow, bsmechanic, Carol in San Antonio, LeftOfYou, Gorilla in the room, Ohiodem1, War on Error, Mylies Voice, asym, mksutherland, Shelley99, sfarkash, collardgreens, BlueOak, CalGal47, parse this, smileycreek, FogCityJohn, flitedocnm, LaughingPlanet, NJpeach, Susan Grigsby, David Harris Gershon, catwho, Polly Syllabic, ATFILLINOIS, paradise50, AJ in Camden, NYWheeler, Yasuragi, Funkygal, addisnana, Maverick80229, ericlewis0, cocinero, science nerd, fiercefilms, soaglow, cany, slice, dot farmer, Belle Ame, Pakalolo, annieli, BrowniesAreGood, Barbara Marquardt, annominous, slowbutsure, AuroraDawn, Mr MadAsHell, BillyElliott, FarWestGirl, asterkitty, Teiresias70, trumpeter, marleycat, Lusty, Carolyn in Oregon, badscience, IllanoyGal, thomask, Santa Susanna Kid, akmk, Hoghead99, BarackStarObama, abbotkinney, MRA NY, FreeWoman19, corvaire, peregrine kate, myrmecia gulosa, Liberal Mole, Imhotepsings, poliwrangler, randomfacts, Joe Jackson, Marihilda, cailloux, Dbug, blue aardvark, ratcityreprobate, too many people, Auriandra, DEMonrat ankle biter, Laurel in CA, Mathazar, DawnN, miango113, wolf advocate, Heart n Mind, anodnhajo, Flying Goat, IndieGuy, scyellowdogdem, oldcrow, Lonely Texan, a2nite, 2thanks, FloridaSNMOM, Trotskyrepublican, Mr Robert, belinda ridgewood, wxorknot, MusicFarmer, Glen The Plumber, George3, RonK, Robynhood too, CalBearMom, BobTheHappyDinosaur, flevitan, mzkryz, Lily O Lady, Blue Bell Bookworm, John Crapper, wozzlecat, Apparition, jbob, JayRaye, Tim DeLaney, Papuska, goodpractice, weck, aresea, leeleedee, Aunt Pat, ggfkate, howabout, nice marmot, librarisingnsf, Ishmaelbychoice, suka, oslyn7, WFBMM, Rich Lyles, RUNDOWN, eagleray, Kaylin, Capt Crunch, patbahn, waterstreet2008, occupystephanie, thanatokephaloides, nextamerica, boppersan, JamesC1947, hbk, JuliathePoet, AJayne, dblues, Doctor Jazz, Blackwolf53, snau, stuckinmtvoh, kickiewickie, CWinebrinner, Sojourns, Darth Cthulhu

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site