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Drought Breaks Records in Portions of the Northeast
Released: 8/5/1999

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Barbara Semedo or Scott Smullen / NOAA 1-click interview
Phone: 202-482-5647

Andrew Kauders / Agriculture Department
Phone: 202-720-7454

Trudy Harlow / U.S. Geological Survey
Phone: 703-648-4483


What: According to new climate statistics collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), several Northeast states are experiencing the driest growing season on record. This data and the significance and impact of this severe drought on farming communities will be announced tomorrow by federal climate and agriculture leaders.

When: Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Commerce Department Building, Room 4830

Who: Dan Glickman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture Robert Mallet, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce D. James Baker, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, U.S. Department of Commerce, and NOAA Administrator Bob Hirsch, Chief Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

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