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It’s Hard To Believe The California Drought Is This Bad

While tropical storms are currently slamming much of the US-Mexico border, California is still left hot and dry, in the throes of one of the worst droughts ever to hit the state. California’s history with equitable water management is dubious, and the drought of 2014 has some people drawing comparisons to the Dust Bowl, when agricultural devastation changed the lives of millions of people. Looking at these images, it’s easy to see why.

While farmers have no doubt been hit hardest by the California drought, with all of the hidden water it takes to produce common goods, no industry has remained untouched. Government officials are imposing water restrictions, though with no end in sight, it’s hard to see know how the state will handle the long-term effects of water shortages. For now, dangerously low water levels, cracking landscapes and an abundance of dried-up lakes are all that appear plainly to the eye.

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Drought Sign in California

California farmers have taken the biggest hit during the historic drought, affecting food prices in many parts of the country. Source: Seemorerocks

Low Water Levels in California

Source: EcoWatch

Aerial View of California Drought

Aerial images show a drastic change in the amount of snowfall in California from 2013 to 2014. Source: The Atlantic

California Drought Lake

Source: Daily Mail

Irrigation Dried Up in California

Irrigation systems are ill-equipped to handle the severe California drought. Source: Salon

Map of Drought in California

This map shows just how severe the California drought has become. Source: Drought Monitor

Shocking Drought in California

Source: Gallery Hip

Worst Drought in History of California

Source: Mashable

Shasta Lake Suffers in California Drought

The drought in California has transformed Shasta Lake, which was once a popular tourist attraction. Source: USGS

Napa Valley in Drought

In Napa Valley, residents struggle to grow crops and plants. Source: ALJAZEERA

Irrigation Impossible in California Drought

Source: NBC News

California Transformed in Drought

Source: NBC News

Government Mandates Water Usage Rules in California

Source: LA Times

Drought in California Killing Wildlife

The drought continues to have a negative effect on wildlife. Source: Gallery Hip

Pray for Rain in California

Source: TruNews

Horrible Drought Conditions in California

Source: KDVS

Drought in Sacramento

Source: CBS

Dams Drying Up in California

Source: NBC News

Depleted River in California

Source: NBC News

Trinity Lake in Drought

Trinity Lake, like other bodies of water in California, looks nothing like it once did. Source: USGS

Cachuma Lake in Drought

Source: KTLA

Folsom Lake in California Drought

Before and after images of Folsom Lake in California. Source: Business Insider

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30 Colorful Fall Photos To Get You Excited For The Changing Of Seasons

Fall is upon us. Kids are back in school, and the sunlight is starting to make itself scarce. These 30 colorful fall photos will remind you of all the things you love about autumn. Though summer will end in just a few days, these colorful fall photos prove that there’s no reason to have the summertime blues.

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Colorful Fall Photos at Sunset

Source: Wikimedia

Church in Autumn

Northumberland, England. Source: 4Images

Autumn Tree Grove

Source: MATCL

Colorful Ivy in Fall

Source: Rich Iwasaki

Red Leaves on Aspen Trees

Source: Just My Type

Fall in New Zealand

New Zealand. Source: Sisson Photography

Autumn in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon. Source: National Geographic


Iceland. Source: Paul Marcellini

Beautiful Fall Photos

Source: MATCL

McDonald Creek Colorful Fall Photos

Montana. Source: Chuck Haney

Falling Autumn Leaves

Source: Prairie Ice

Bear Rocks Colorful Fall Photos

Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. Source: Alex Modey

Colorful Fall Photos Vibrant Leaves

Source: Wallpaper Up

Yellow Leaves in Colorado

Colorado. Source: Colorado Guy

Colorful Fall Photos of Blackwater Canyon

Blackwater Canyon, West Virginia. Source: USAPICS

Kintla Lake in Fall

Glacier National Park, Montana. Source: Chuck Haney


Source: 3D Pictures

Autumn in London

Source: Breathe

Colorful Fall Photos of Idaho

Boise, Idaho. Source: Wikimedia

Boise in Autumn

Boise, Idaho. Source: Wikimedia

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By-The-Wind Sailors Swarm The West Coast

Velella Velella Invade West Coast

Source: Stretto Web

Beachgoers on the West Coast were treated to a bizarre sight this summer when thousands of peculiar sea creatures commonly called “by-the-wind sailors” washed ashore. These small, jellyfish-like marine life (scientific name Velella velella) are about 2.75 inches in length and have a bluish tint to their rather translucent form. Due to their unique, sail-like shape, these aptly nicknamed creatures are at the mercy of the sea. When wind conditions change, so do their destinations, which is why so many of the Velella velella have made their way onto the beach this year.

Up Close By-The-Wind Sailors

Source: Toner Barato

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The World’s Weirdest Natural Places

Nature Hillier Rainbow

Image Source: I Started Something

We often let our imaginations run wild, dreaming up some pretty surreal stuff that could surprise even the most well-seasoned of acid trippers. But we can’t compete with nature. From pink water to 50-ton crystals to the biggest cave in the world, here are six places around the globe that come by their “could be from a Salvador Dalí painting” vibe completely naturally.


First up: A superhero’s lair in Alaska…

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