Welcome to Santa Barbara, Where Wealth and Drought Collide

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California is experiencing a drought so severe that Governor Jerry Brown has issued not one, but two emergency drought proclamations. Some regions are especially vulnerable because of where they get their water and how they use it. One community that's drying up fast is among the most affluent in California. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez discovers what happens when wealth collides with a shrinking water supply.

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Lake Cachuma
Photo by Saul Gonzalez

 

Credits

Guest:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Mike Kessler