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Special (Weather: Northwest) #492204

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 16, 1977
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(Studio) Effects of weather in Michigan, Tallahassee, Florida, and California cited. January figs. for hsing. starts and unemployment compensation noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Dried-up lake in south WA, low Willamette River outside Portland, OR, and lack of snow in mts. noted. [OR Governor Robert STRAUB - says water shortage gets worse each day.] Water rationing already takes place in some parts of state, like Coos Bay, OR. Water shortage hurts fishing ind., agriculture and electricity supply. Electricity is major problem because rivers like Columbia and Snake so low. [Bonneville Power Admin. SPOKESPERSON - says if rivers not high enough, electric consumption may have to be cut back.] This will mean no export of electricity to California. Power companies have asked for voluntary cutbacks from homeowners and some businesses have been cut mandatorily, like Alcoa Aluminum plant in Vancouver, WA. [WA Governor Dixy Lee RAY - notes extremity of situation and says extraordinary measures must be taken.] Drought worst in history of northw. and getting worse every day.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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