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United States / Drought / Texas Ghost Towns #166899

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Morgan County, Colorado: Ned Potter) Scientific research on drought and desert conditions in the Great Plains of the United States presented; film from the 1930s Dust Bowl shown; scenes shown from Morgan County, Colorado. [Colorado farmer Gene KENNISH - says another dust bowl is happening again.] [US Geological Survey Dan MUHS, climatologist Jonathan OVERPECK - explain the formation of dune fields and climate changes.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. [Note: local weather bulletin on screen 5:48:20 - 5:49:00.]

(Zapata, Texas: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the drought on towns like Zapata, Texas, where remnants of old towns once covered by manmade lakes are rising as the weather makes the water disappear, featured; scenes shown. [Former lakeside resident Sarah MARSHALL - shows where the water used to be.] [Local newspaperman Frank BARTLETT - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned;
Reynolds, Dean

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