How California Is Dealing With 'Exceptional' Drought

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The dry mountains of the Angeles National Forest form a backdrop to homes atop the foothills in Azusa, east of Los Angeles on July 29, 2014 in California, where record temperatures have scorched the state (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

More than half of the state of California is now experiencing “exceptional” drought conditions, according to the U.S Drought Monitor report.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks to Felicia Marcus, chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board, which manages water quality and allocation in California, about how the state is dealing with the crisis.


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