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A Tale Of Two Extremes Live Shots

It’s been a tale of two extremes this year for the United States. Severe drought plagues the West Coast, causing states like California to take serious measures for water conservation. Then just last week Southern California got a deluge of rain that caused flooding. In Texas, heavy rains and flash flooding this summer seem to have erased drought memories—for now. New views from NASA satellites delve into the details of where the water is, or not, from the dry west to the soggy east, and why.

NASA scientists Ben Cook and Doug Morton are available on Friday, July 31 between 6 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT to show your viewers new views of the extreme drought and flood conditions affecting large swaths of the U.S., and discuss if a strong possible El Niño will play a role.

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Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Michael Randazzo (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Lead Editor
Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Doug C. Morton (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Benjamin I. Cook (NASA/GSFC GISS): Lead Scientist
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