Do We Have Enough Water?

Apr 27, 2015

The Sierra Nevada is experiencing the most dismal snowpack in a century, causing many people to worry about the water supply.

“We really need to be much more conservative, and we all need to cut back,” Sandy Rogers said.

“There’s an enormous number of people; we all want water," Oscar Salgado said. "There’s more people every day, and apparently there’s less water every day.”

“I’m nervous that there’s not going to be any water left," Katherine Gonzalez said.  "If you look at the Truckee River right now, it looks like a creek.”

KUNR caught up with Rogers, Salgado and Gonzalez  at a shopping plaza off Virginia Street in Reno.  To address their concerns, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with John Erwin who heads up water planning at the Truckee Meadows Water Authority.

This interview is part of Reno Public Radio's series about the drought.