NH Department of Environmental Services Hydrologist, Brandon Kernen joins Jenny Johnson to provide an update on the drought." />
Impact of 2016 Drought
with Brandon Kernon, Environmental Services Hydrologist
Posted Mar 13, 2017
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Record low rain fall and unusual warm weather over recent years has caused New Hampshire and many states to experience drought. NH Department of Environmental Services Hydrologist, Brandon Kernen joins Jenny Johnson to provide an update on the drought.
Hosted by: Jenny JohnsonProduced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
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Visit Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote on the web at www.APIAVote.org or www.Facebook.com/APIAVote or follow at www.Twitter.com/APIAVote.
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Visit the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies at www.JointCenter.org or on Facebook or follow Spencer Overton on twitter www.twitter.com/SpencerOverton.