Earlier this month an op-ed ran in the LA Times with a headline eluding that California will run out of water in a year. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero reports while the record setting drought is bad, we’re not there yet.
A new study says the drought in California has forced an increased use of natural gas to produce electricity, as dwindling river flows have reduced hydropower generation. Ed Joyce reports from Sacramento.
The Pacific Institute says less hydroelectricity means more expensive electricity.
Peter Gleick: "We get a lot of electricity normally from hydropower, which is relatively inexpensive and relatively clean. And during a drought we don't have the water and we don't get the power."
This week on Valley Edition we take a look at Fresno State football, veterans, the possibility of a new town in the region, water issues in the region and more.
Beginning the program, Valley Edition Host Joe Moore talks with Paul Swearengin, host of the Paul Swearengin Sports Podcast, about Fresno State Football. The two discuss the dispute over the team’s name, mascot, gangs and more.
Peter Gleick is one of California's leading water experts. In an op-ed piece recently published in the Sacramento Bee, Gleick criticized the draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for what he calls a lack of specificity.