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This One Photo Shows Just How Severe The Drought Is In California

Many parts of California are experiencing extreme drought with no relief in sight after 2013 was the state's driest year on record. This NASA satellite image shows the difference in snow cover just one year apart.

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The state's governor, Jerry Brown, is expected to declare a drought emergency Friday in San Francisco.

Jon Passantino is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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