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Water Woes in the West: Are we In a Megadrought?



Look at the U.S. Drought Monitor map, and you will see that the Western United States is in extreme drought conditions. During the California drought of 2012-2016, the state’s Climate Change Assessment report indicated that 2014 was the driest year in 1,200 years. Five years later, we are experiencing an even deeper drought that is impacting everything from food production to hydroelectric power. In 2016, we spoke with Jeff Kightlinger, the GM and CEO of the largest water utility in the country, Metropolitan Water District (MWD), and today he will join us to give us an update on the current state of our water supply and the solutions being considered- both in CA and throughout the West.