LISTEN: Southeast’s “extreme drought” is over, but there are still concerns about water conservation

(Photo by June Leffler/ KSTK)

Alaska’s vast geography features dramatic precipitation variation from the relatively dry arctic to the rainforests of southeast, but a changing climate is causing problems in some unexpected ways. Southeast communities are working to adapt to a problem they never imagined– drought. We’ll discuss community health, water conservation in a rainforest and the climate model forecasts for the future on the next Talk of Alaska. 

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO reporter
  • Brian Brettschneider, climate researcher, International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Aaron Jacobs, Senior Service Hydrologist, Juneau National Weather Service Forecast Office

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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