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Jay Famiglietti on the severity of California's drought




In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, is the Centennial Reservoir, one of the two water sources for the city of Willits, Calif. In the midst of a historic drought, the reservoir is only one-third full, forcing Willits city leaders to ban lawn watering, car washing, and mandated all residents to cut water use.
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, is the Centennial Reservoir, one of the two water sources for the city of Willits, Calif. In the midst of a historic drought, the reservoir is only one-third full, forcing Willits city leaders to ban lawn watering, car washing, and mandated all residents to cut water use.
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Aside from monitoring the meadows, there's another way to get a good picture of the health of our water supply: From outerspace.

That's where the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling has been conducting a mission to assess California's groundwater. Jay Famiglietti director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling,  led the study and joins the show with more. 

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