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Questions & Conversation: Don't Wait, Evacuate
NorCal Public Media, in partnership with the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management, presents a special panel discussion on the consequences of evacuation hesitation. Panelists include Ben Nicholls, CAL FIRE Division Chief, Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit; Misti Wood, Community Engagement Liaison fo...
7:12
Drought in Santa Clara Valley
Like other counties in the Bay Area, Santa Clara County is facing serious shortages of water this year. The Santa Clara Valley Water District – known as Valley Water – is responsible for sourcing and providing water supply to local water retailers, one of them being the City of San Jose. We meet rep...
Valley Water Board Chair Tony Estremera proclaims: "In Silicon Valley, we believe in science!" Based on this, authorities have made a bold plan for the near future: to reclaim wastewater, purify it, and inject it into underground aquifers. At the Water Purification Plant we tour the large demonstrat...
7:27
Growing Food During a Drought
Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg, CA is located right next to the Russian River, and during this drought period, their water was shut off to maintain water levels and the health of the river. So how do you farm without access to water? Front Porch had to adapt quickly to these new conditions, change t...
Like the rest of the Bay Area, Santa Clara County is facing a serious lack of water this year. Valley Water is the agency tasked with providing this valuable resource to everyone. We hear from Deputy Officer of Operations Gregory Williams about the seriousness of the situation and the importance of...
7:11
Drought & Cattle Ranching
Carissa Koopmann Rivers, a fifth generation cattle rancher, runs her operation, Rivers Red Angus, at Curry Canyon Ranch in the hills of Mount Diablo in collaboration with a conservation organization – Save Mount Diablo. Her Red Angus cattle graze on the landscape’s grasses and forage, which abates f...

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