extreme drought

11:39 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Christmas Trees Another Crop Victim of Summer Drought

For some, a natural Christmas tree is the only way to go for the holidays.

The evergreen trees sold during the Christmas season take up to seven years to reach maturity. During that growing season, weather and animals are the tree farmer’s biggest enemies. This year the region’s industry was another victim of the 2012 drought.

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1:11 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status


The National Drought Mitigation Center has upgraded much of western Kentucky to “exceptional drought” status. Climatologist Brian Fuchs says exceptional drought, or D4, is the highest drought level. It’s characterized by widespread crop loss and water restrictions in some places.

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