drought http://kgou.org en Farmers Hoping For More Rain To Lessen Drought http://kgou.org/post/farmers-hoping-more-rain-lessen-drought <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">Some&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;farmers say there's "cautious optimism" that patchy rains this summer will make a dent in the drought afflicting much of the state and help save crops and cattle.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:54:38 +0000 Associated Press 33025 at http://kgou.org Farmers Hoping For More Rain To Lessen Drought Oklahoma Drought Easing In The West, Intensifying In The East http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-drought-easing-west-intensifying-east <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">All the recent wet weather in western Oklahoma has put a big dent in the severity of the ongoing drought there.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:08:00 +0000 Logan Layden 32831 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Drought Easing In The West, Intensifying In The East Could Limiting Evaporation Help With Drought? http://kgou.org/post/could-limiting-evaporation-help-drought Most of the southwestern U.S. is in the midst of some level of drought. Parts of California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas are all seeing extreme drought, as rainfall and winter snowpacks have been far below average.<p>One of the biggest factors affecting water supplies in these hot, dry places is evaporation. Reservoirs can lose as much water to evaporation as the water that&#8217;s actually pumped out of them for drinking water.<p>Can anything can be done about it? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:48:08 +0000 Matt Largey 32392 at http://kgou.org Could Limiting Evaporation Help With Drought? Top Business Stories: Drilling In Norman, Aubrey McClendon, And Cows http://kgou.org/post/top-business-stories-drilling-norman-aubrey-mcclendon-and-cows <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">An Energy Company Drilling A Well In Norman Changes How It’s Getting Water.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.finleyresources.com/">Finley Resources</a> is putting in a well on Franklin Road in Norman. At first, the company ran a line directly to a fire hydrant. That led the city to raise the prices it charges high-volume commercial users. The more water someone uses, the more it costs per thousand gallons.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:28:39 +0000 Adam Brooks 31278 at http://kgou.org Top Business Stories: Drilling In Norman, Aubrey McClendon, And Cows Weakening Drought And Industry Trends Raise Hopes For Cattle Herd Rebound http://kgou.org/post/weakening-drought-and-industry-trends-raise-hopes-cattle-herd-rebound <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">With&nbsp;<a href="http://kwgs.org/post/drought-conditions-ease-oklahoma" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="KWGSLink">drought in retreat</a>&nbsp;— at least for the moment — the U.S. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:08:12 +0000 Logan Layden 31276 at http://kgou.org Weakening Drought And Industry Trends Raise Hopes For Cattle Herd Rebound Oklahoma Drought Conditions Lessen http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-drought-conditions-lessen <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A new report says drought conditions are improving in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>, though more than half of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 31221 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Drought Conditions Lessen Drought Hammers Winter Wheat Across The Plains http://kgou.org/post/drought-hammers-winter-wheat-across-plains <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 15px;">Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:18:22 +0000 Harvest Public Media 31066 at http://kgou.org Drought Hammers Winter Wheat Across The Plains Drought In Southwest Oklahoma Dented But Not Dead After Days Of Rain http://kgou.org/post/drought-southwest-oklahoma-dented-not-dead-after-days-rain <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The latest update of the U.S. Drought Monitor shows some improvement in the hardest hit part of the state — southwest Oklahoma — after a very wet Memorial Day weekend.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:21:00 +0000 Logan Layden 30269 at http://kgou.org Drought In Southwest Oklahoma Dented But Not Dead After Days Of Rain Most Of The State Abnormally Dry As Drought Creeps East Into Oklahoma City http://kgou.org/post/most-state-abnormally-dry-drought-creeps-east-oklahoma-city <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Save for a tiny corner of far southeast Oklahoma, the entire state is either abnormally dry, or already in drought.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:28:00 +0000 Logan Layden 24467 at http://kgou.org Most Of The State Abnormally Dry As Drought Creeps East Into Oklahoma City Oklahoma Water Resources Board To Hold Public Meetings http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-water-resources-board-hold-public-meetings <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">State water officials have announced a series of public meetings across the state on various water conservation plans designed to mitigate water use over the next 50 years.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:45:45 +0000 Associated Press 23952 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Water Resources Board To Hold Public Meetings