CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 29, 1977
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(Studio) No end in sight for California drought and Oakland area authorities announce further mandatory water rationing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Marin Cnty., California) Report on continued effects of drought. In Marin Cnty. across bay from San Francisco, reservoir is 95% empty. As water conts. to recede, tensions begin to rise. [Sausalito Mayor Sally STANFORD - was astounded at recent water bill.] Details with regard to billing system noted. Stanford says 1 reason for own high restaurant bill is people use bathrooms here to save in homes. [STANFORD - cites example of such use.] Due to low level of fresh water, salt water from bay has begun washing up into streams; in Contra Costa Cnty., people buy water from machines. [MAN - says water tastes and looks terrible, coming from faucet.] people here brace selves for long, dry summer.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
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