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Your Call: How should we cope with extreme drought?

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A sign calling attention to the drought next to Shawn Stevenson's recently bulldozed orange grove in Clovis, Calif.




On the August 7th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the most severe drought in California's history. Nearly 60 percent of the state is in exceptional drought. Groundwater reserves are being depleted at record rates as wildfires break out north and south. What can the media and governments do to increase understanding of the severity of this drought? What is the state doing to conserve water, and how much is left? Join us on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Doug Parker, Director of the California Institute for Water Resources

Jennifer Persike, Deputy Executive Director at the Association of California Water Agencies

Josue' Medellin-Azuara, senior research scientist with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

Web Resources:

Mashable - California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

Association of California Water Agencies - How California Water Agencies Are Responding to Record-Dry Conditions

KQED - California’s Biggest Water Source Shrouded in Secrecy

UC Davis Drought Impact Study

SF Gate - Pass law to regulate diminishing California groundwater

Yahoo - A modern-day Dust Bowl

San Jose Mercury News - California drought: Santa Cruz pushes the limit with the state’s toughest water rationing laws

New York Times - Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty

Mother Jones - It takes how much water to grow an almond?

One Green Planet - California’s Drought - Who’s Really Using All the Water?

San Jose Mercury News: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to $500