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January rains easing drought threat in parts of Arkansas

January 29, 2013

The Jan. 29 Tennessee Chattanoogan reports:  Along the parched lower Mississippi River, recent January rains are raising water levels – and wildlife managers’ hopes. 

“If we get another 8 to 10 inches by March, we’ll be fine,” said Bill Peterson, manager of Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, a migratory bird refuge whose groundwater levels rise and fall with the elevation of the big river, four miles east. READ MORE …

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