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Water Problems / San Francisco / West Texas #49324

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1977
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(Studio) San Francisco water manager Kenneth Boyd has asked residents to use more water if they don't want rates to go up as result of overconserving. In Texas panhandle, there's dispute with regard to water.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location give-n) Dispute revolves around cloud seeding to suppress hail in clouds over irrigated farms, and claims of downwind land farmers that it also suppresses rain they need. Louie Kitchens planted cotton at time of 1st cloud seeding; there's been little rain in Briscoe Cnty. since, and some cotton didn't germinate. [KITCHENS - says clouds diminish after seeding and it's not normal.] [Clifton STODGHILL - wouldn't turn irrigation farmer's well off and doesn't think they should turn rainfall off on his crop.] Some county families have signed petitions to boycott Plainview merchants, who helped pay for seeding. [MAN - doesn't want it to hail, just to rain.] Some farmers meet at Littlefield and sign petition for referendum to stop seeding.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Walters, Barbara

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