California's Snowpack Well Below Average, State Scales Back Delta Tunnels Project

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ichelle Mead, Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service and Courtney Obergfell, General Forecaster National Weather Service assist Frank Gehrke Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program with the second snow survey of the 2018 snow season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  (Photo: Dale Kolke/California Department of Water Resources)

More than two months into what's supposed to be California's wettest season, the state's snowpack stands at 27 percent of its historical average, according to the Department of Water Resources. We'll explore whether the dry conditions may portend another drought. We'll also discuss the state's decision to scale back Waterfix, the controversial, multibillion dollar water distribution project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Guests:

Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

Jeff Mount, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; emeritus professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis

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