A Record Water Shortage and Red Flag Warnings

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Governor Brown has recognized this driest winter in California history by declaring a drought emergency. The Sierra snowpack is at 15% of its annual average, and that could leave Central Valley farmers with no allocations from water districts at all. Last week's Colby Fire above Glendora is a prime example of what dry winter weather means for fire danger and, by extension, air quality.

Credits

Guests:
Jeffrey Kightlinger - Metropolitan Water District - @mwdh2o, Andy Lipkis - Founder and President of Tree People - @treepeople_org, Ken Pimlott - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - @CALFIRE_CHIEF, Bill Patzert - Jet Propulsion Laboratory - @NASAJPL

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Liyna Anwar, Katie Cooper