Article #61 Extreme Drought in California Analyzed: The Worst Drought in 1200 Years

In recent years drought in California has become increasingly worse and global warming is has come to the forefront of the discuss yet again. In fact, numerous experts around the globe called the recent drought of 2014 the worst in over 1200 years.

Most water in the United States and around the planet that is used by man is generally utilized for agricultural purposes. In fact about % of water used in the US is solely used for agricultural and growing crops.

The statistics back it up

Between October 19th, 2013 and October 27th, 2016 the reservoir of Lake Cachuma (which provides water for Santa Barbara) dropped by about 7%. This drop in water level has exposed a large portion of the bottom of the lake and is the result of severe drought in the region over the past 3-4 years. (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)
Over the past 16 years the drought in California has increased substantially. Most scientists believe that the 2014 drought in California was the worst in over 1200 years. (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)
This photograph of Lake Mead was taken on May 15th, 1984 by the Landsat 5 satellite; during the summer of 1983 the lake was near full capacity. Lake Mead supplies water to agricultural areas and many cities throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and Northern Mexico. (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)
This photograph was taken on May 23rd, 2016 and is now at the lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1937. Ongoing research and recent data complied by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows that during 2017 the levels of Lake Mead will continue to decrease to a record low capacity of about 326 meters. (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)