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.
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.
Drought conditions in Nebraska are nearly unchanged from last week, according to a new report.
The new report from the National Drought Mitigation Center was released Thursday morning. 98 percent of Nebraska is now in an extreme to an exceptional drought. Last week, it was 91 percent. 22 percent of the state remains in an exceptional drought, the same as last week.
67 percent of Iowa is in an extreme drought, up from 62 percent last week. No areas are in N exceptional drought.