Thu, Jan 12, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
A California Drought?Download audio (MP3)
California water officials, farmers and others who track seasonal snow and rain levels are beginning to worry about how dry it's been. Officials say they're not ready to declare a drought, however, because the rainy season isn't over yet -- and many reservoirs are still full of runoff from last year's heavy snows.
Host: Scott Shafer
- Jeanine Jones, interstate resources manager for the California Department of Water Resources
- William Patzert, climatologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- We're Not Alone: Wimpy Winter Weather Across the Country : from KQED's Climate Watch blog
We discuss the potential for a drought, and what might be causing the unseasonably warm temperatures.