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Weird weather and the October garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the effects of an unusually warm October on flower beds and the vegetable garden.  Go to full article

Rain does little to ease North Country drought

As we've been reporting, the region's recent dry spell has hurt some farmers and forced at least one municipal water provider to use back up pumps. In Oneida County, the executive administrator declared a water emergency yesterday. The County gets much of its drinking water from Hinkley Reservoir. The basin at the southwest corner of the Adirondack Park is at its lowest level since it was created in 1915. Emergency management officials estimate that without rain, Hinkley Reservoir could be completely dry in 10 days. Officials in the Adirondacks lowered fire danger levels to moderate, but, as Jonathan Brown reports, many North Country counties are still worried about wild fires.  Go to full article

Small wild fires plague Adirondacks

As we reported yesterday, low water levels and a shortage of rain have brought drought conditions to the region. There are showers in the forecast for the next few days, but fire officials are still concerned about dry conditions. yesterday, three small wild fires were burning in the Adirondack backcountry. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

How the drought affects garden chores

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the dry conditions in the garden and yard. Amy says summer chores continue, while some fall work should be delayed.  Go to full article

Canal agency mulls tapping upstate reservoirs

Water levels in some central New York reservoirs have hit all-time lows. This is forcing state officials like Carmella Mantello, the director of New York Canal Corp., to get water from secondary or even tertiary sources.  Go to full article
Jim Carroll's photos at Bog River Falls of the fall foliage
Jim Carroll's photos at Bog River Falls of the fall foliage

Fall colors emerge

Trees across the North Country and Vermont are showing their fall colors. Foliage season only lasts a few weeks in late September and early October. Jim Carroll and his wife Gina are volunteer "leaf peepers" in Tupper Lake. Todd Moe spoke with Jim about the vivid and varied colors this week.  Go to full article

Funnel cloud forms over St. Lawrence County

A funnel cloud formed yesterday over St Lawrence County. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Let it rain!

We're nearing the end of the gardening season. Why do we need rain now? Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

Farmer?s Almanac predicts a ?wintery? winter

The Farmers' Almanac is out with its forecast for the next year. Pete Geiger is the publication's editor. Jonathan Brown asked him about the centuries-old method the Almanac uses to predict the weather - and for the forecast itself.  Go to full article

Water levels a concern along Seaway

Boaters and businesses along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario are suffering through lower-than-normal water levels this summer. Earlier this month, freighters on the St. Lawrence were cautioned to go slow because of low water. The low water is expected to prompt high turnout at a summit meeting called by the International Water Levels Coalition at the Clayton Opera House Saturday morning. Local conditions depend partly on how much water is coming downstream from Great Lakes at the head of the seaway system in the Midwest. There's increasing concern about lower water levels all along the Great Lakes system, both due to increased drainage, and possibly global climate change. Chuck Quirmbach has more.  Go to full article

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