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Drought / Heat Wave #116339

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Heat wave through United States noted. Report introduced.

(Saint Louis, Missouri: Ron Claiborne) Responses to heat wave in Saint Louis and to drought in Midwest featured; scenes shown. [Agriculture Secretary Richard LYNG - discusses damages to rural areas from drought.] Meteorological explanations of hot weather given. [Meteorologist Dennis SLAUGHTER - comments on conds. leading to drought.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Charles Thomas) Water crisis in Midwest and S.E. reported; scenes shown of farms. [Peanut farmer Gene REVES - cites need for irrigation.] [Corn farmer Nancy HEIDIMANN - says irrigation is not financially practical.] Plan to release water from Lake Michigan to Illinois, Chicago and Mississippi rivers detailed; map shown. Need for court ruling to allow release of water from Lake Michigan explained. [Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Ted VANDER ELS - notes controversy.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Charles

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