Drought In Charlotte And Mecklenburg County

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Monday, August 10

Despite a wet spring, Charlotte, and much of North Carolina, is in drought – in fact – the worst drought since 2011. The effect of this extends beyond your brown, crisp lawn. The region’s crops are stressed, livestock is being affected and lake levels are low and declining. We’re being asked to voluntarily conserve water, as well. We examine the impact of this hot, dry summer and look ahead to what happens if this drought persists.

Guests

Barry Gullet - Director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities and Chair of the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group

Daniel Overcash - Region 11 Agronomist with the NC Agriculture and Consumer Services

Jennifer Jabon - Corporate Communications Director and Spokesperson, Duke Energy

Rebecca Cumbie - NC State Climate Office

Mark Svoboda - Climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln NE

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