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Water Projects / Drought / Storms #492790

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1977
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(Studio) Due to controversy with regard to cancellation of water projects all will be reviewed with hearings to determine if they'll be continued Hearing on project near Jamestown, North Dakota, held Tuesday
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jamestown, North Dakota) Details with regard to Garrison Diversion Project on Missouri River noted. Environmentalists, Canada government, and others oppose project, but most people at hearing favor it. Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus holds hearing. [Governor Arthur LINK - notes importance of project to North Dakota.] Some farmers who've sold land to project oppose it. [Farmer Arthur KLEIN - cites objections.] [ANDRUS - no decision yet made with regard to projects.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

(Studio) Carter asks Congress for additional aid to drought-stricken areas.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(San Francisco, California) Problem of water rationing and conservation to San Francisco's tourist trade noted; there's not been enough snow in Sieria Mts. [Visitors' bureau spokesperson Bob SULLIVAN - cites problems with getting visitors to conserve and still visit.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Snow and rain storms in E. noted; effects in Norfolk and Groton, Connecticut, cited; storm should be in Atlantic now.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Rick

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