PBS NewsHour

Drilling underground to quench California’s thirst

Clip: 08/01/2014 | 8m 36s

California is facing its worst drought in generations -- bad news for the state where nearly half of the nation's fruits and vegetables are grown. With water from rivers and reservoirs in short supply, attention has turned to how to manage the state's groundwater. How much can be safely pumped from underground? Special correspondent Spencer Michaels reports on the competing concerns.

Aired: 08/01/14

Rating: NR

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