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California / Drought / Future Predictions #249127

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1977
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(Studio) New report suggests that California may never fully recover from present drought.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Los Angeles Aqueduct, built in early 1900's, was 1st such project in state. This ability to move water to where it was needed helped create California boom, but General Accounting Office report says that if California doesn't find ways to get more water and conts. to use it as it does presently, by year 2000, there may not be enough to go around. Details of report cited. [Climate expert Orman GRANGER - notes that according to evidence, end of this drought isn't end of dry periods to come and that future droughts might be more intense than this one.] Granger and other scientists predict wet winter, temporary respite from drought. But weather hasn't been normal here for 2 years and others predict different conditions. [Meteorologist Mike PECHNER - predicts below-normal rainfall for north California.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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