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How California's Droughts Lead to Other Disasters

Clip: Season 48 | 5m 54s | Video has closed captioning.

Each year, California and the Southwest break new records for droughts and high temperatures, which bring damaging heat waves, wildfires, and even flooding. Learn how these catastrophes operate together—and how engineers are working on new technologies to help us survive.

Aired: 06/30/21

Rating: NR

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