According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, more than 81% of California is in an “extreme drought.”
The state has been battling a drought that has become increasingly severe and costly over the past few years. California is now “short more than one year’s worth of reservoir water,” according to an NDMC report and residents can be fined up to $500 for excessively watering their lawns.
All images July 20, 2011, vs. Aug. 19, 2014, unless otherwise specified.
1. Lake Oroville
2. Folsom Dam
3. Lake Oroville
4. Lake Oroville
5. Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville
6. Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville
7. Satellite View of California
Jan. 18, 2013 vs. Jan. 18, 2014
- Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, died at 106.
- The fire at a South Carolina black church late Tuesday night wasn't arson, according to a preliminary investigation.
- The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in Washington and Havana as they restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years.
- Greece has become the first developed country to miss a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.