Weird Weather & Dry Well Trouble

Weird Weather & Dry Well Trouble

 Weird Weather & Dry Well Trouble plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.


Call it what you like, global warming or just plain weird but the weather has been full of surprises lately including tornado’s causing considerable damage along the Oregon coast and inland to the Salem area. Aumsville, Oregon residents were cleaning up after an EF2 tornado went through the town. Plus freezing temperatures are once again expected in Florida. Here’s meteorologist Eric Luebehusen.


LUEBEHUSEN: For Florida and parts of the southeast we’re going to need to keep an eye o a developing storm system across the northeastern gulf which may if it spins up fast enough and deepen strongly enough will pull down another reinforcing shot of cold air into Florida for next Monday and Tuesday.


Spokane officials are dealing with a water problem. City crews are busy clearing out dry wells across the city that are causing major puddles. Heavy rainfall earlier in the week has remained pooled up on roadways causing some poor driving conditions. In some places, workers reported puddles over a foot deepThe water remains in the well until it evaporates or seeps into the ground.


Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.


The argument over the delisting of the Northern Rockies gray wolves from the endangered species list can be considered nothing short of emotionally heated; having environmentalists and animal rights activists on one side, farmers and ranchers on the other side, and government lawmakers caught in the middle. Over the last few years legislators have flip flopped back and forth over gray wolves endangered status and whether to put their management into the hands of individual state government. In that short time, the number of gray wolves has gone from under twelve hundred to over seventeen hundred in the Northern Rockies; where their attacks on livestock and big game herds in the area have created a growing concern and a justified ill will. The obvious reason behind the federal government’s inability to stand firm with a delisting of gray wolves is the continuing onslaught of lawsuits from environmentalists. The bitter truth that such lawsuits will remain a constant factor during negotiations to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list more than guarantees that a resolution will not take place anytime soon.


Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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