The rainy season in California is off to a slow start following another dry year. Millions across the state are touched by the extreme drought in some fashion, and there are signs we might be entering another extended dry stretch. We take a closer look at the likelihood for rainfall as we head into California’s historically wettest months, how current storage looks, and forever chemicals tainting what’s available. Plus, how the state’s water will soon join gold and oil as commodities traded on the futures markets.
- Sacramento National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge Michelle Mead checks-in on the forecast through the end of the month, along with some thoughts on this winter season
- California Department of Water Resources Information Officer Chris Orrock navigates where the state stands with water storage, what climatologists expect going forward, and what we can expect based on history
- Public Policy Institue of California Water Policy Center Director Ellen Hanak talks about what's next in California's efforts to manage groundwater sustainably
- Markets Insider Technical Analyst and Writer Matthew Fox on how the state’s water will soon join gold and oil as commodities traded on the futures markets
- CalMatters Environment Reporter Rachel Becker explains “forever chemicals” found in California’s water supplies, where they’re found and how widespread they are