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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 27, 1984
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(Studio) Contd. flooding in Oregon from snow melts examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(UT) UT's effort to determine flooding possibilities from unusually heavy snow runoffs this spring examined; films shown. [Federal snow surveyor Bob WHALEY - assesses current status of problem.] Last year's heavy flooding along Colorado River from snow melt recalled. [National Weather Service spokesperson Ralph HATCH - feels potential for spring flooding is high.] Federal officials' effort to head off repeat of last year's floods described. [Bureau of Reclamation spokesperson Julian RHINEHART - hopes to avoid reoccurrence.] Linda and Darrell Burgess' precautions described, shown. [Darrell BURGESS - hopes he's safe this year]

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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