California: A State Of Survival Part 5 — Lessons Learned From The Land Down UnderKarelene Maywald, the chair of the Australia National Water Commission, spoke to CBS13 about the devastating millennium drought. California’s four-year drought looks small compared to Australia’s, which stretched from 1995 to 2012.
California: A State Of Survival Part 4 — Bay Area Company Pulls Water From Thin AirLuke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope ran a moisture farm where they would draw moisture from the arid climate of Tatooine with moisture vaporators. Nearly 40 years after that movie was released, a Bay Area company is making something similar called atmospheric water generators.
California A State Of Survival Part 3 - Farmers Coming Up Dry In Costly Search For WaterDrilling deep into the Butte County ground, farmer Ryan Schohr is searching for the precious commodity that will keep his crops alive. Schohr will need every drop his well can spare. As it is, half of his rice fields and other crops will be fallowed, meaning the crops won’t be planted.
California: A State Of Survival Part 2 - People Without Water In Tulare CountyWhile many Californians are looking for ways to save their lawns during the drought, there are hundreds who are facing live with no water at all. It’s in Tulare County, south of Fresno where we find the hardest hit area in the entire state.