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Nebraskans advised to gird for more drought

Published on January 25, 2013 3:01AM

Last changed on January 25, 2013 5:51AM

CLAY CENTER, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska farmers are being advised to plan for another growing season of drought.

The Hastings Tribune (http://bit.ly/SpyBq4) reports that state climatologist Al Dutcher estimates Nebraska has a 70 percent chance of a second consecutive year of drought.

Dutcher told those attending a gathering of beef producers in Clay Center on Tuesday that 8 to 10 inches of moisture more than normal would be needed to break Nebraska's drought.

The Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says most of Nebraska remains in extreme or exceptional drought.

Dutcher says he thinks "everyone should really have a good drought plan in place."


Information from: Hastings Tribune, http://www.hastingstribune.com

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