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Cloud Seeding Over

Wichita Falls - Cloud seeding operations are over for the city of Wichita Falls, at least for now. 

The city decided to end the contract it had in place with cloud seeding company Seeding Operations & Atmospheric Research, also known as S.O.A.R. The contract was originally scheduled to end at the end of October. 

City officials said they ended the contract early because it is no longer feasible to cloud seed. The city used the predicted forecast for October as the decision making factor.

The initial contract for cloud seeding was for $300,000 for both the spring and the fall. The city came in under budget, spending just over $247,000. 

Now that the contract has ended, S.O.A.R. will be compiling data to present to the city about it's cloud seeding operations from July to this point. The data is expected to show if cloud seeding had any affect on our rainfall totals. The city will look at the data to determine if it should pay for more cloud seeding in the Spring of 2015.

Newschannel 6 tracked and kept record of each cloud seeding flight in Texoma in 2014. You can get the full list of dates, and how many flares were used by clicking here.  

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