Temperatures are rising, wildfires are getting more intense and below-average precipitation has led to drought conditions in California for yet another year. 

Spectrum News 1 looks at how these factors impact Southern California’s water supplies in an hour-long special, “The Trickle Down Effect.”

Hosts Sarah Pilla and meteorologist Robert Santos examine what this means for communities, including how much precipitation is needed to get out of drought, how the water shortage affects local farmers and the significant effects wildfires have on water supplies. 

They talked to experts about the ways scientists are proposing to help combat climate change, including fog harvesting and recycling water through innovative technology.