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Wilf Woods | Trying to make it rain

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Cloud seeding to make them rain has a long history around here, and there are still attempts to solve the droughts that plague us.

Back in 1920-21 a man by the name of Hatfield came to this area, put up his rainmaking gear at Ephrata and promised to bring rain to the Columbia Basin.

Ephrata did get a bit of rain, but Hatfield’s promises did not turn out.

Our federal government, on the other hand, spent 40 years trying to…

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