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Droughts / Flood #216157

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1971
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(Studio) South Florida experiencing worst drought in 1/4 century.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) 200 days since last real rain; film shows park rangers fighting fire in Everglades National Park; soil may be ruined if no rain soon.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Indian rain dance yields results in Texas, drought conts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Abilene, Texas) 5" rain fall in some areas near Abilene; rain must continue for farmers to save crops, cattle.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Studio) Flooding of Pembina River in North Dakota causing international incident.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Neche, North Dakota) Canadians build dyke along border to keep flooded river on US side; 20,000 North Dakota acres swamped; farmers mad. [US Farmer Everett SCHULTZ - thinks if Canadians hadn't built dyke, water would have run off; no one would have been hurt; now people talking about dynamiting dyke.] [US Farmer's wife Mrs. Henry KELM - says have put up with situation for 3 years] [US Farmer Louis BONAIME - says water would isolate some Canadian farmers; no United States farmers isolated.] [Canadian Farmer Bill SCHROEDER - says Americans talk of blowing dyke every year; if actually tried to, would try to talk them out of it.] United States farmers want Govt. to build watershed to end yearly problem.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David;
Jones, Phil;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:05:50

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