By Bonnie Allen, CBC News, August 4, 2017
Regina’s driest July in 130 years also threatening livestock, crops and farmers’ livelihoods
While it’s not surprising that scorching heat and bone-dry conditions are baking crops and thwarting mosquitoes, this summer’s drought in southern Saskatchewan has also had some unexpected, and potentially dangerous, impacts.
Thousands of homes could be at risk from exploding electricity meters, and some farmers may lose their livelihoods.
In its driest year since 1887, Regina only got 1.8 millimetres of rain the entire month of July, compared to its usual average 66 millimetres.
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