Our guest on this edition of ST is Sandra Postel, a well-respected expert on freshwater conservation who's also the founder of the Global Water Policy Project. She co-created Change the Course, a national freshwater conservation and restoration campaign, and in 2010, she was appointed a Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, where she still serves as the Society's leading water expert.

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Skiatook Lake keeps shrinking, recently reaching its’ lowest level since the mid-80’s impoundment of the lake. Sara Goodeyon with the Army Corps of Engineers, says the drought is mostly to blame. She says a meeting will be held later this month with stakeholders to talk about the situation.

The October 24th meeting will include stakeholders such as water users, marina owners and the like, along with representatives of federal, state, and tribal agencies. It is not open to the public however.

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Drought holds its grip as growers pivot to wheat

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst U.S. drought in decades is showing little signs of easing as farmers close out their corn harvests and pivot toward growing winter wheat that's now struggling in the dry conditions.

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor update released Thursday shows that more than roughly 62 percent of the land in the lower 48 states is experiencing some degree of drought.

The federal government says farmers have harvested 87 percent of the nation's corn crop and 80 percent of its soybeans.