By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.com
Nebraskans should expect the impact of the drought to worsen next year if the current dry forecast for the winter holds up.
Climatologists at UNL said the effects could be worse because the state's rivers and lakes are already depleted.
Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming are all on track to record their driest years on record in 2012.
The drought recovery will be slow because the ground is so dry. UNL climatologists said when precipitation does fall, the ground soaks up the moisture like a sponge.