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Projection shows Midwest water woes likely based on warmer temperatures

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Several Midwestern states could be facing increased winter and spring flooding, as well as difficult growing conditions on farms, if average temperatures rise, according to a Purdue University researcher. Keith Cherkauer, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, ran simulation models that show Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan could see […]

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Event helps flood victims deal with mold-plagued homes

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana floods in 2008 and 2009 have left many victims and volunteers wondering how to deal with mold issues. A Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service IP video event at 2 p.m. May 5 will answer those questions. Experts from Purdue and the Indiana State Department of Health will teach both victims […]

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Extensive spring floods delay Indiana soybean planting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As rain-soaked soils begin to dry in Indiana, farmers with soybean acreage left to plant should now be planting mid-season soybean varieties, said a Purdue University expert. “In general, total rainfall across the southern third of the state is running as much as 10 to 15 inches above normal for the […]

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Flooded vegetables, fruits present health risk

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Vegetable and fruit crops partly or completely submerged in floodwater or that might have come in contact with the water could be contaminated with microorganisms and should not be sold or consumed as fresh produce, said Purdue University Extension specialists. Inedible flowers and other floriculture crops with flood residue should be […]

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Specialist: Don’t take chances with tap water during floods

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Just because water looks crystal clear doesn’t mean it is safe to drink. That’s especially true in areas like those in Indiana that are experiencing record flooding, said Jane Frankenberger, a Purdue University Extension water quality specialist. Tap water should be boiled for one minute at a full rolling boil. Homeowners […]

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Specialist: Don’t take chances with tap water during floods

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Just because water looks crystal clear doesn’t mean it is safe to drink. That’s especially true in areas like those in Indiana that are experiencing record flooding, said Jane Frankenberger, a Purdue University Extension water quality specialist. Tap water should be boiled for one minute at a full rolling boil. Homeowners […]

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