www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Salina Journal hires attorney to pursue names of county commission candidates -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

Hays resident to sign copies of his book in Salina -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

Grandview Plaza shows another clean audit -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

Eighth-grader earns educational opportunity -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Drought hurting Kansas' program's rain effort

Published on -9/4/2012, 8:46 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

LAKIN, Kan. (AP) -- The relentlessly sunny skies during this year's drought has made it a difficult year for a Kansas program that seeds the clouds to try and bring rain.

In a normal year, the Western Kansas Weather Modification Program, runs from late April to mid-September. The program would seed clouds about 40 days during that period.

Walter Geiger, project director for the program, says workers have been able to seed clouds only 17 days this year.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/OjgcoR ) the good news is the drought has helped the project's finances, keeping it alive for another season. The project uses silver iodide, which has increased in price from $6,800 gallons for 20 gallons to $31,000.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News
AP Nation-World News

View this site in another language.