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Agriculture and the Environment

Megadroughts, Pt. 2: The Present


Earlier this spring, Oakley joined the nearby town of Henefer in banning some new construction out of concerns about available water. It’s an usual step for our growing state, but as historic drought continues to grip the West, these are the kinds of hard decisions our region is facing.

This Friday at noon, we’re looking at what makes this drought so exceptional and how it’s already impacting the way we live. Climatologists say we can only expect things to get drier around here, so how are people and places adapting to what appears to be the new, more arid normal? We’ll also ask what we can learn from Cape Town, South Africa, which, just a few years ago, faced the very real possibility we may soon find ourselves confronting: no more water.


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