ABC7, NBC Bay Area News Interview SMC's Alexandra LaGatta About End of Drought
School of Science Professor Alexandra Brunel LaGatta spoke with ABC7 and NBC Bay Area News about the end of the drought in Northern California. Due to the recent heavy rains, which have caused floods in many areas, the National Weather Service declared the drought, plaguing the Golden State for the last five years, officially over for the NorCal region. LaGatta, who teaches in Saint Mary's department of Environmental & Earth Sciences, acknowledged the good news, but tempered celebrations about bloated reservoirs by pointing to the nagging problem of nearly depleted ground water aquifers, which are critical for the Central and Southern regions of California. Watch the ABC7 story and the NBC Bay Area News story.