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One Planet: How Is California Preparing For A Future With Less Water?

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing California's ongoing drought. The lack of rain and dwindling snow packs have led to critically low water levels in California’s reservoirs and severe drought conditions in much of the state.

In May, California Governor Gavin Newsom placed 41 of the state’s 58 counties under a drought emergency. With California in the midst of another drought, how is the state preparing for a possible water shortage? What will it take to truly address this crisis?


Mark Arax, award-winning journalist and author of The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

Julie Cart, environment reporter for CalMatters

Web Resources:

AGJournal: Past, future converge in book examining strain on West’s water by Mark Arax

CalMatters: Tulare County’s never-ending drought brings dried up wells and plenty of misery

CalMatters: Water shortages: Why some Californians are running out in 2021 and others aren’t

The New York Times: The Western Drought Is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It.

The Guardian: Rattlesnakes everywhere: the odd consequences of California’s drought

The Guardian: Drought-hit California moves to halt Nestlé from taking millions of gallons of water