California ski resorts trying to stay in business

Global Business

California is in the fourth year of a brutal drought. Officials are now pushing for an immediate start to water saving projects. Businesses are adjusting and some ski resorts taking drastic steps to stay in business. CCTV America’s May Lee filed this report from Lake Tahoe, California.

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California ski resorts trying to stay in business

California ski resorts trying to stay in business

California is in the fourth year of a brutal drought. Officials are now pushing for an immediate start to water saving projects. Businesses are adjusting and some ski resorts taking drastic steps to stay in business.

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  • According to a report by the University of Waterloo in Canada, average February temperatures in every single site that has hosted the Winter Olympics have increased by more than one and a half degrees Celsius about three degrees Fahrenheit in just the past 50 years. The warming trend has the $1.3 billion California ski industry scrambling to reshape their resorts as more than JUST winter destinations, but year round attractions.

William Sarni on California’s efforts to deal with severe drought

For more on drought and a looming global water shortage, CCTV America spoke with William Sarni, who is a water strategy adviser.

William Sarni on California's efforts to deal with severe drought

William Sarni on California's efforts to deal with severe drought

For more on drought and a looming global water shortage, CCTV America spoke with William Sarni, who is a water strategy adviser.