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Drought / Mississippi River / Hydroelec. Power #116381

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Heat wave and drought throughout nation reported Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Chris Bury) Mvt. of barge traffic along Ohio and Mississippi rivers reported; scenes shown of Army Corps of Engineers' dredging efforts. [MAN - comments.] Impact of drought on food prices outlined. [SHOPPER - comments on buying up food.] Desperate situation for farmers noted; scenes shown of Sumner Cnty., Iowa, residents praying for rain.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Army Corps of Engineers of building of barrier at lower end of Mississippi River to keep salt water from backing into drinking water reported Report introduced.

(Cleveland, Georgia: Al Dale) Reliance of small hydroelec. plants on rivers to generate power reported; scenes shown of Charles and Nancy Mierek's hydroelec. plant near Spartanburg, SC. [Dam owner Charles MIEREK - talks about river.] Scenes shown from creek in Georgia foothills. [Dam owner Hershel WEBSTER - explains losses due to low water levels.]

Bury, Chris;
Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter

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