When Will It Ever Rain Again?

When Will It Ever Rain Again?

Luke Fraley

If you haven’t recognized it has not rained for quite a while in West Virginia. Many counties across the state have not seen rain since the the beginning of September. This is not good news at all, specially in our region where agriculture plays such an important part in our community. Many farmers are very worried and are struggling to maintain their crops. Not only is this affecting the farming industry, but there has been a major problem with water supply for communities. As of last week, a well used lake in Ripley now has little to no water in it.  Officials have drained the lake but are very concerned about the fish and, most importantly, the community. Not only that but, it has been predicted that we will have a dull colored fall season for leaves.  Governor Justice has formally announced a no fire ban due to this terrible drought. We are all hoping rain will come soon and end this extremely dry month.