NASA Satellites Put California Drought Into Shocking Perspective

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Newly released images created from NASA satellite data illustrate the staggering effect the California drought has had on groundwater supply in the state

The images show the amount of water lost over the past 12 years, with different colors indicating severity over time.

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According to NASA, the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River basins have been hit the hardest by the water loss, in part because of the increasing volume of groundwater being pumped out for farming. For the last three years, these regions have been losing a total of 4 trillion gallons of water per year.

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