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The phenomenon of drought



“Have your disk hooked up and water on wheels.”

That request was shared by a volunteer fire department in Nebraska last week. As the enormous and devastating wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma receive national attention, men and women across the Heartland are getting more than their fair share of calls to contain fires of a much lesser magnitude. Thank goodness Midwesterners do not have to deal with the heart wrenching losses associated  with the Smokehouse Creek Fire which has burned more than a million acres, is the largest wildfire on record in Texas, and has consumed homes, buildings, equipment, livestock, wildlife, and at the time of this writing, blamed for the deaths of 2 people.

The phenomenon of drought