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A vineyard worker for a Napa Valley winemaker, Hill Family Estate, adjusts wires to support grapevines on June 4, 2012 in California.
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A vineyard worker for a Napa Valley winemaker, Hill Family Estate, adjusts wires to support grapevines on June 4, 2012 in California.

The rains may be helping the drought, but how are they affecting the wine industry? Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Gregory Jones explains.

There's a slight chance Southern California may be experiencing more showers for the rest of the week. Rains are also being reported in the northern parts of the state.

The rains last week were good news for a region that's been struggling with a long drought. However, there are some less than silver linings to these storm clouds including some potential concerns for the wine industry. 

Gregory Jones, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Southern Oregon University, joins the program to discuss.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.

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