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Weather / Drought #251204

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 1977
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(Studio) Some of dry Midwest gets moisture in snow today.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Twin Cities, Minnesota) Forecasters at Twin Cities office of National Weather Service say this is 1st significant moisture produced by Gulf of Mexico for area since July; Gulf usually produces 70% of moisture. (Telescopic views of sun shown.) Some experts say Gulf moisture shut out due to lack of solar activity and now that's picking up, so moisture can migrate north [John GRAFF - notes slow procedure in coming out of drought.] Another storm forms across central plains.
REPORTER: Barry Peterson (WCCO-TV Minneapolis)

(Studio) No moisture falls on San Francisco (California) Bay area; drought here 2 years long.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Loma Prieta, California) Report on how residents of Loma Prieta, California in Santa Cruz Mts. cope with water shortage. [WOMAN - cites 1 way she saves water.] One lady waters garden with dirty dishwater. Other saving methods noted, as well as ways people steal water from public facilities. Cooperation among people in north California noted; north California people angry with waste in south California where water conservation not yet needed.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger

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