There's no shortage of bad news about the water supply here in the Southwest. The region has seen one of the driest seasons in recent history.
That drought is putting a big strain on the Colorado River, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven different states. Federal officials have called a meeting today in San Diego to try to address the issue.
Jay Famiglietti, Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modelling at UC Irvine, joins the show to explain.