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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Drought map shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Lake Tenkiller, Oklahoma: Jim Axelrod) The impact of the drought in America‚Äôs heartland featured; the increase in areas in exceptional drought in Nebraska and Kansas cited; maps shown; details given about the impact on electricity due to lower river levels at dams. [Farmer Steve SWENKA‡- comments on feeding his corn to his cattle.] [Climate Prediction Center David MISKUS‡- says we may not see relief until later this year or next Spring.] [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Michael J. TEAGUE†- outlines the competition for the water supply.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Axelrod, Jim

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