CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) California coast reported experiencing heavy rains from storm. California water shortages featured. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley reported asking residents to decrease water consumption. Report introduced.
(Tuolumne Cnty., California: John Blackstone) West reported experiencing unusually dry weather. [California state water resources spokesperson Bill HELMS - comments on situation.] Dust storms in Idaho reported; details given, scenes shown. WA farmers shown drilling for more water sources. California water reservoirs noted evaporating. [California cattle rancher Tom GOOKIN - comments on lack of grass.] Ranchers reported selling cattle before unable to feed them this summer. [Atwater, California, livestk. auction spokesperson Joe FOSTER - comments on situation.] California reported outgrowing water supply. [California drought committee spokesperson Suzanne BUTTERFIELD - comments on water shortage.] California water supplies discussed. [Los Angeles water district spokesperson Wiley HORNE - comments on water supply.] San Francisco, California, water problems discussed; scenes shown. [MAN - urges punishment of those using excess water.] Fire season and impact of water shortage discussed.