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KUAR: Severe Drought Spreads Throughout Arkansas’s Southern Half

Lessons learned about drought and livestock

Are you ready for wildfires?

Fire weather in Arkansas

After the ice storm

LITTLE ROCK – With the potential for a significant layer of ice this weekend, homeowners need to be examining their properties carefully to help prevent damage from falling trees or limbs, said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Research Center and an extension forester for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. The ...

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Rain floods fields, prompts highway closure

NW Arkansas’s snow may be higher profile, but water is shaping its own drama in the Arkansas Delta. As Extension Rice Agronomist Jarrod Hardke said, “Last year it was a desert, and this year, you need a boat.” Rising water in eastern Arkansas on Friday prompted flood warnings, a highway closure and submerged corn, rice ...

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One year later, outlook is brighter

It’s May. It’s Arkansas. It’s snowing.

Drought continues its retreat

Drought continues to recede in Arkansas as the moderate drought designation drops completely from counties north of the Arkansas River. Spots of moderate drought are stubbornly clinging to areas in the southwestern part of the state. The good news, according to the Climate Prediction Center, is that SW Arkansas is projected to see much improvement ...

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Drought in Pope Co. – then and now