NASA is using satellites to track California’s terrible drought

Last year was the driest for most of California since record-keeping began in 1849. That’s caused stress for farmers, state officials, and the federal government, which has lined up aid packages and legislation to bolster drought-related relief. Now California’s Department of Water Resources and NASA are partnering to track weather and geological features, part of an effort to gain more insight into the state’s weather patterns, and possibly its future.

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