As California faces one of the most severe droughts on record, KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO will present a comprehensive examination of the region’s current water emergency in a day-long series titled, “Running on Empty: Our Epic Drought,” aired July 31.
KNX 1070’s award-winning news staff will look at the impact the worsening drought will have on our lives far beyond dry lawns and dirty cars. A potential health emergency looms, firefighters are changing the way they battle fires and some areas are already on the verge of running out of water.
KNX will detail what sets the current drought apart from those the state has experienced in the recent past. Among the questions to be answered are what food products might disappear from shelves and which ones will get costlier, who decides who’ll be able to tap into the eroding water supply and what will the long-term effects be on the local environment and wildlife?
Seven KNX reporters have conducted more than 50 interviews with California Governor Jerry Brown, representatives from the Metropolitan and Orange County Water Districts, climatologists, environmentalists, farmers and others.
Podcasts and companion stories are posted at www.cbsLA.com/drought.