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Despite Snow, Area Threatened by Drought

With all the snow we’ve gotten this winter, you may not realize it, but we are still in a drought.

03/17/2014

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Bloomington Asks Residents to Conserve Water

Bloomington residents are being asked to conserve water because of an ongoing drought.

12/17/2013

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Expert: Illinois Soil Moisture Good A Year After Drought

The start of Illinois’ growing season is near and state climate experts say soil moisture levels are near normal.

04/17/2013

The Harlan County Reservoir lies parched in drought on Aug. 25, 2012 near Alma, Neb. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Study Reveals Global Warming Not To Blame For Last Year’s Crippling Drought

A new federal study reveals that global warming is not to blame for last year’s extreme drought that crippled the central Great Plains.

04/12/2013

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More Rain Causes Rivers To Rise

Combined with heavy rain the previous weekend and two big snows in the weeks before that, all the water is causing rivers to rise.

03/18/2013

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Officials: Despite Rain Barge Traffic on Missouri River Restricted

The corps expect the navigation system to only be shorten by four days but if the drought deeps navigation season could be shorted by as much as 27 days.

03/12/2013

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Forecasters Predict Another Hot Dry Summer

Let’s hope the soil is soaking up all this rain and snow, because a new report shows that Missouri is in for another hot, dry summer in 2013.

02/26/2013

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Drought, Cattle Shortage Crippling US Beef Industry

Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.

02/25/2013

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Recent Rains Ease Fears Of A Mississippi River Shutdown

There had been concern that barge traffic would grind to a halt due to an ongoing drought, widely considered by experts to be the worst in decades.

01/31/2013

Drought Forces Missouri Ethanol Plant to Suspend Production

POET Biorefining says all workers at the Macon facility will stay on, spending their time doing maintenance-related work.

01/26/2013

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