Photo Gallery Five
are presented in the order of the filming across the state of Nebraska,
all photo Images© Ken Dewey, High Plains Regional Climate Center.
Standing in the middle of the dry Platte River bed underneath the Nebraska Highway 34 bridge just east of Grand Island.
Storms threatened the area several times but only produced light showers.
The Weather Channel film crew and Dr. Heidi Cullen set up for two interviews in the middle of the Platte River bed.
John Heaston, of the Nebraska Nature Conservancy is interviewed for the Weather Channel production.
Dr. Ken Dewey, Regional Climatologist at the High Plains Regional Climate Center
being interviewed by The Weather Channel in the dry river bed of the Platte River.
John Heaston, of the Nebraska Nature Conservancy visiting with Dr. Heidi Cullen.
The 100th Meridian sign in Cozad, Nebraska
Note the phrase "West of the Meridian precipitation comes largely from the Pacific
which is generally insufficient for agricultural needs without irrigation".
The Weather Channel crew at the 100th Meridian monument
Dr. Ken Dewey, Regional Climatologist at the High Plains Regional Climate Center, describes to
The Weather Channel production crew the importance of the 100th Meridian, and Nebraska
as a primary transportation corridor with the Mormon Trail. Transcontinental railroad and Interstate 80.
One of the irrigation canals supplying water to the area west of the 100th Meridian.
The Weather Channel shoots some video showing the absolutely dry Platte River South Channel at Cozad.
Yes, this is a river valley. This is the dry Platte River South Channel at Cozad, Nebraska. Without any water, grasses have taken over.
Jim Goeke, UNL North Platte Cooperative Extension, is interviewed by the Weather Channel crew.
Jerry Volesky, UNL North Platte Cooperative Extension, is interviewed by the Weather Channel crew.
West Central UNL Cooperative Extension
The South Platte River channel at Ogalala, Nebraska.
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