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Drought to Deluge: Have you changed your personal water habits?

SUN VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 17: A man boards a bus on a flooded street as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 near Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from areas denuded by a wildfire last year.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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A man boards a bus on a flooded street as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 near Sun Valley, California.

Today (Monday) KPCC’s has been airing “Drought to Deluge” special coverage of what this winter’s epic rain and snow -- right on the heels of a five-year drought -- has meant for water supplies in Southern California and how we manage water going forward.

Monday, KPCC is airing “Drought to Deluge” special coverage of what this winter’s epic rain and snow -- right on the heels of a five-year drought -- has meant for water supplies in Southern California and how we manage water going forward.

AirTalk wants to hear from you about whether you’ve gone back to using more water because of the wet winter or whether, given memories of the drought, you’re still trying to watch your water use. Has water conservation become a way of life? Or with all the rain and snow we’ve had, is it OK to go back our water habits before the drought? Call us at 866-893-KPCC to weigh in.

Special coverage: 'Drought to deluge'

This story is part of a full day of special coverage examining what the wet winter has meant for our water supply. Check out the full coverage Monday, April 3 on...

Morning Edition: While a healthy snowpack will be good for imported water sources to Southern California, that’s not necessarily the case for local sources of water. Reporter Emily Guerin explains.

Take Two: Host A Martinez talks to state and local water experts about the lessons we’ve learned from the recent cycle of dry to wet and what that means for how we manage water going forward.

AirTalk: Host Larry Mantle takes listener calls on whether the wet winter has caused you to rethink water conservation.

All Things Considered: Host Nick Roman takes a look at how the sudden change from parched to lush backcountry has affected local wildlife and habitat.

Guest:

Stephen Gregory, KPCC’s environment and science editor

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