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Drought / Great Plains #487343

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1976
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(Studio) Drought occurs in Great Plains states. Map shows area. Wheat may be damaged.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Sedgwick Cnty., Kansas) Wheat has not grown well due to drought and wind erosion. [Wheat grower Bill BECKER - says worst situation he's seen in 50 years] Many farmers already lost 1/3-1/2 of crop. [Wheat grower Tom OSTERANGER - notes lack of rain.] Only hope is for snow.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Boulder, Colorado) At National Center for Atmospheric Research, scientists say Great Plains states may have begun drought. 7 major droughts since 1800; they've occurred every 22 years [Meteorologist Roger OLSON - says high probability of drought in next few years]
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Sedgwick Cnty., Kansas) Another record wheat crop seems out of question.

(Studio) Irrigation pumps can't bring up all water needed for crops.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jackson, Mike

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