PBS NewsHour

California faces rise in water theft by illegal pot farms

Clip: 10/26/2021 | 4m 55s

As California faces what is predicted to be one of its worst droughts in recorded history, water managers are seeing record increases in water theft, leaving communities angry and police chasing water bandits constantly on the move. Byrhonda Lyons of CalMatters, the nonprofit news site, has the story of how water meant for residential use is flowing to illegal marijuana farms.

Aired: 10/26/21

Rating: NR

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