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Gov. Brown meeting with SoCal water managers to address drought

California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

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A debris boom sits on the banks of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels. Santa Clara County reservoirs are at 3 percent of capacity or lower. California Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency to speed up assistance to local governments, streamline water transfers and potentially ease environmental protection requirements for dam releases.

Less than two weeks after declaring a drought emergency, Governor Jerry Brown is in Los Angeles this morning meeting with 15 water managers from Southern California to discuss the ongoing drought conditions.

KPCC's Molly Peterson is at Metropolitan Water District, headquarters where the meeting is taking place. She joins the show with an update on what's happening in the meeting. 


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