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Weather / Drought #1040807

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The announcement about record warm temperatures and disasters in 2012 noted; average temperature and disaster data cited; details given about the impact of wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico, tornados in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, and Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast; drought map shown.

(Eagle Lake, Texas: Anna Werner) The impact of the drought on rice farmers in Texas featured; map shown of reservoirs in central Texas; details given about the vote by water management officials not to send water downstream to farmers. [Eagle Lake Rice Dryer Harold ROSS††- says when the lakes are at a certain level they won’t allow us to get water.] [Rice plant worker Norris POWELL‡- says if we don’t get water he doesn’t have a job.]

Pelley, Scott;
Werner, Anna

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