Drought

Local & Regional
1:15 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Meeting Set on Skiatook Lake Water Level Woes

Skiatook Dam
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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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Local & Regional
11:23 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Drought Holds its Grip as Growers Pivot to Wheat

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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.

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