Is California at Risk for a Katrina-like Disaster?

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Roughly 1100 miles of levees surround the San Joaquin Delta, holding back water from farmland and homes in part of the Central Valley. Some were built one hundred years ago; many aren't up to code. Engineers are worried an earthquake or strong El Niño storm could damage the levees and cause Katrina­like flooding. And drinking water for Californians could be at risk. Barbara Bogaev guest hosts.

Also, Mayor Eric Garcetti and representatives from the US Olympic Committee are in Switzerland tonight making their case for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Does LA have a chance? At what cost?

Photo: Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta (formulanone)

Credits

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Christine Detz, Sarah Sweeney