Midway Islands Cloud Seeding Program, July 1969
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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The U.S. Naval Station, Midway Islands, depends upon rainfall for its fresh water supply. During the first 6 months of 1969, a decrease in rainfall reduced fresh water reserves to critical levels, and a cloud seeding program was undertaken in July by the Naval Weapons Center to increase precipitation. Lack of clouds suitable for available silver iodide seeding techniques precluded success however, valuable observations were made of the meteorological regime in that area, and a number of naval personnel civilian and military were trained in weather modification techniques.