Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Despite Recent Rain, Drought Fears EscalateDownload audio (MP3)
California faces what may be its worst drought in modern history. At least 17 communities and water districts in the state could run out of water within 100 days. On Tuesday, state and federal officials announced a $20 million aid package for agricultural water conservation. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on a GOP-backed drought relief bill which Governor Jerry Brown has called "unwelcome and divisive." We'll get the latest on the environmental and political fallout from the drought.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Grant Davis, general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency
- Jeanine Jones, deputy drought manager with the California Department of Water Resources
- Paul Rogers, managing editor of KQED Science and environmental reporter for the San Jose Mercury News
- Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute and author of "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water"