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WDBJ7 ReporterOur lack of rain this year may end up costing you more for meats and dairy products next year. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has continued a drought watch advisory in our area and added more northern Virginia counties to the watch....
WDBJ7 ReporterSmith Mountain Lake residents came out in force Wednesday night, and they wanted answers about why the lake's level is so low. It was a packed house at Trinity Ecumenical Church tonight -- but not for worship --- it was filled with Smith Mountain Lake...
ReporterIt's been a rough year for farmers. The lack of rain has affected crops of all kinds and some are wondering if Christmas trees will be impacted too. Size? Quantity? Price? Consumers would like to know what to expect. Typically a lack of rain is bad...
The state is easing drought advisories for central Virginia and the northern Piedmont region, but keeping a watch in place for the Roanoke River region. The eased advisory was issued Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Quality for the...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefIt's been a dry summer for many of us, and part of our area is bracing for a drought. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a "drought watch advisory" for the Roanoke River and Northern Piedmont regions. That covers an area from...
One of the worst droughts since the 1950s is damaging crops and rural economies and threatening to drive your food prices to record levels. The latest Drought Monitor places over half the country in a moderate drought. While, the worst of it is out west,...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Farms, Petroleum Industry
WDBJ7 ReporterTriple digit temperatures and a lack of rain put a big hole in the wallets of Pittsylvania County farmers. One hundred farmers lost half a million dollars and 85 hundred acres worth of corn over the summer. That's not counting the tobacco, soy beans and...
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The latest drought monitor issued Thursday doesn't look good for the United States or Southwest and Central Virginia. Drought conditions have expanded and reached another record level for the 21st century as of the report, leading to concerns about the...
Tags: Natural Disasters
Hot weather can stress even the healthiest garden plants, especially during the hotter months of the summer, when sporadic rain is common. Extended periods of high heat, 95 degrees and above can take a toll on your garden. Here's a few things...
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ReporterWe've all wished the rain to go away, but a group in Pittsylvania County says we need lots more. A lack of rain last summer and a warm winter isn't producing enough water for farms in the region. Rainfall totals for the beginning of this year fall...
Tags: Pittsylvania County, Droughts
Source: National Climatic Data CenterBefore Hurricane Irene hit the east coast, the United States had already seen nine weather disasters this year that have caused $1 billion or more in damage. This ties the record set in 2008 for largest number of costly disasters. This year, we've seen...
Tags: Rivers, Birmingham , Disasters, Alabama, Hurricanes
As chairman of the Florida House Subcommittee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations, I have traveled the state listening to concerns and bringing awareness to one of the most important elements of Florida's future — water supply. Our...
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