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Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.
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Gov. Jerry Brown is standing firm on his historic mandate to cut water use by 25 percent, despite protests from some cities. On Tuesday, the governor and state water regulators offered some details on the carrots and sticks that may be used to reach the new conservation goals.
Much has been made already of Gov. Jerry Brown's surprise announcement that he's putting in place a sweeping program of statewide water restrictions. But a lot of questions remain about the 31-point program.
Gov. Jerry Brown is heading up to the Sierra today to measure the snowpack. Spoiler alert: he's traveling a long way to get some very bad news. The measurement has big implications for California's ongoing drought -- and this year's anemic snowpack looks to shatter the previous record-low mark.
Starting in about a month, if you want a glass of water at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for it. That's one of the mandatory statewide water restrictions approved on Tuesday. Most of the measures are aimed at outdoor watering, since that's almost half of total urban water consumption.
The snowfall this year has been awful for skiers and snowboarders -- and it's looking grim for the drought too. Thursday morning, surveyors will once again trudge into the Sierra to size up the mountain snowpack, a critical source of water for millions of Californians.