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Drought In West #250520

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 20, 1977
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(Studio) Emergency meeting of representatives of 17 West states held today; topic is weather.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Denver, Colorado) Govs. of 17 states meet in Denver, Colorado, where Rocky Mts. are brown instead of white, to discuss drought problem and possible solutions. [Colorado Governor Richard LAMM - says in previous droughts West hasn't had so many people all over country dependent on land.] [WA Governor Dixy Lee RAY - notes effects already coming from drought.] Sierra and Cascade Mts. in same shape as Rockies. Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus comes from Washington, DC for meeting; takes criticism from govs. for President Carter's decision to cut back on 18 federal state water projects around cntry., some to be built in West In DC, House minority leader John Rhodes also criticizes decision. [RHODES - says Carter has cut back water project, which would give jobs, yet has asked for jobs program.] At Denver meeting, govs. conserve water, few drink it. [California Governor Edmund G. BROWN, Junior - shows small device to install in shower to cut consumption.] Andrus to take information from meeting back to cabinet meeting with President
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) N.E. gets more snow today and West gets some rain but too little to make difference.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:03:00

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