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California Drought #247319

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) California agriculture affected by drought.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Yolo Cnty., California) Lake Shasta and other North California reservoirs near record low level. California farmers and cattlemen could lose $1 billion if it doesn't rain until Fall. Cattle sold at loss to ranchers due to lack of water. [Director of water resources Ronald ROBIE - cites future water problems.] Yolo Cnty. cut back its cultivated acreage and has planted crops that need less water. [Farmer John WETZEL - says problem could be worse next year] If rain doesn't come in fall and winter, many areas won't have any irrigation water next year
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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