Running On Empty: Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott
July 31, 2014 5:00 AM
- NASA Launches Satellite That Will Monitor Drought, Flood Potential - A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.
- Winter Rains Not Enough To Boost Calif. Drought Outlook - Recent rainfall may not be enough to cut short the statewide drought, according to a new report.
- Californians Improve Slightly On Water-Saving Efforts - New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.
- California Snow Pack Not Enough To Impact Drought - It’s been a wet December, but drought-stricken California needs more rainfall to build up the snow pack, according to state experts.
- Drought, Plastic Bags Prompt New California Laws - California's historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping.
(KNX 1070) — The drought has forced firefighters across California to rethink the way they fight fires. KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO producer Laraine Herman spoke with Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.