KBHB BIG 81
LISTEN LIVE
Bob Looby 5:00am - 11:00am
KBHB ON DEMAND
facebook

News Article

Cloud Seeding Dispute

Cloud Seeding Dispute
Governor asks for study on disputed cloud seeding program
The Associated Press - August 24, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is pushing for a comprehensive study of cloud seeding over complaints from farmers and ranchers that the practice may be making drought conditions worse.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Burgum told a meeting of the state Water Commission that a lot of people think the commission is using old and insufficient data to support the program. One of those studies was conducted between 1969 and 1972.

Six counties and a portion of a seventh participate in the state's weather modification program, which seeds clouds with silver iodide to suppress hail and increase rainfall.

The budget for the cloud seeding program is about $1 million for 2017, with one-third coming from the state and two-thirds from participating counties.

The commission took no action on Burgum's request.



kbhbradio.com
Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: info@kbhbradio.com
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785
  BIG 81 ON FACEBOOK
  WEATHER
  MARKET NEWS