Southwest Oklahomans brace for third dry year

Posted: May 5, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

When Kent Walker walked through his dusty fields one morning this spring, the ominous signs were right there at his feet. His wheat crop — which should have been thick, dark green and thighhigh — was thin, brown and barely covered the top of his shoes. It looked like the start of an ugly rerun.

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