Permanent Drought and Water Efficiency

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The dried-out forests of South Lake Tahoe are ablaze today with hundreds of homes destroyed and hundreds more in danger. Meantime, a historically Western problem is moving East.  Grass that used to be underwater caused massive fires last month in Florida's Lake Okeechobee; there's drought in about one-third of the country, including 40% of Alaska and parts on Minnesota.  However, not all water shortages are caused by Mother Nature.  With drought increasingly a fact of life, we talk about shortages caused by the way we use water.  Are water restrictions and higher prices in store?

Credits

Guests:
Mike Hayes - Associate Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, Bob King - Politico.com - @BKingDC, Dennis Bragg - third-generation farmer in Meridianville, Alabama, Peter Gleick - Pacific Institute - @PeterGleick

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper