Through the winter of 2013-2014, many areas of The Golden State continued to receive record low rainfall. For many locations, the calendar year of 2013 was declared as the driest year in more than 130 years.
What’s worse, is that the current conditions suggest no change in sight for 2014.
On January 17, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. confirmed a drought state of emergency and directed state officials for contingency plans.
California Department of Water Resources gave an idea of the situation by releasing the image posted above.
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In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put up the satellite images of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the show the dramatic effect drought has had on the state.
Here are more photos from the drought-ridden areas in Califronia: