drought

Weather
1:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Several 'significant' snow events needed to alleviate drought conditions

Nebraska would need about 100-inches of snow this winter to bring the area out of drought conditions.

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Weather
1:58 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Mississippi River interests seek help due to low water levels

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Businesses that move products on the Mississippi River continue to seek the government's help as the river approaches historic lows.

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Government
9:29 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Missouri, Illinois lawmakers express concern over drought conservation measures

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flow from an Missouri River reservoir, potentially affecting shipping on the Mississippi River.

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Weather
1:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Releases from Gavins Point Dam to be cut starting next week

The Missouri River at Bismarck, ND.
Credit Wikimedia Images

Continued drought conditions in the Missouri River basin mean water releases from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will be at the minimum level this winter.

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Agriculture
12:28 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

USDA lowers harvest projections

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The USDA has lowered its predictions for the drought-stunted corn crops in Iowa and Nebraska.

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Weather
8:15 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy fallout misses drought-plagued Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Drought-plagued Midwest farming states got little benefit from the massive storm that pounded the Eastern Seaboard this week, although the nation's worst drought in decades appears to be easing in some areas.

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Weather
11:58 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Drought conditions remain virtually unchanged in Nebraska

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent storms have eased drought conditions in several key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is wrapping up.

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Agriculture
8:33 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Concerns grow about rising costs, assistance available to farmers due to drought

As of last Wednesday, the USDA had designated two-thirds of all counties in the U.S. as disaster areas due to drought.

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Weather
12:51 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

USDA discusses long-term response, challenges as drought persists

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks at a USDA regional meeting Tuesday in Omaha about the drought.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

More than three-fourths of the state of Nebraska remains in an exceptional drought.

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Weather
8:10 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Record low inflows in to the Missouri River basin in September

This year’s severe drought caused record low inflows in September in the Missouri River basin.

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