"Drought, Alfalfa, and . . . . Housing"

KPFA, UpFront, August 3, 2015

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We look at the single largest water user in California – and why farmers are growing so much of a thirsty crop that doesn’t make much money. Plus: atmospheric scientists say what could be a record El Nino is forming in the Pacific – which could mean anything from heavy rains to catastrophic floods. So: does that mean the drought is almost over? We’ll talk weather and climate with Eugene Cordero – and take your calls.

Caption: Imperial Valley, Salton Sea, CA /


  • Robert Glennonprofessor of Law at the University of Arizona, author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It

  • Peter Cohen, co-Director of San Francisco Coalition of Community Housing Organizations