China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year

March 19, 2015

China’s come a long way since 1958, when Russia brought cloud-seeding to the Middle Kingdom. It’s now the most trigger-happy cloud-seeder in the world. In 2011, China spent $150 million on a single regional artificial rain program; it’s unclear how much other local governments spend. The US, by comparison (according to this article), spends around […]


States that employ weather modification programs

March 3, 2015

Most states in the Western US have weather modification programs for precipitation enhancement. It’s viewed by governments and water management groups as an economical way to increase water supplies. States that use cloud seeding to increase rain and snow include California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, llinois, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, […]