Drought watch: Nebraska sweats out its wait for rain over a crucial weekend
The Platte River near Grand Island, Neb., on Thursday was reduced to little more than a trickle because of a lack of rain. The weather this weekend could signal whether the state is in line for an extended drought or whether it will climb back out.
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:00 am
This weekend's forecast of rain — if it comes — will be crucial to saving the state's dryland corn and preventing eastern Nebraska from lapsing back into drought.
“We're at a pivotal point,” said Ken Dewey, an applied climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Everything is precarious right now.
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