Another impact of the drought in south-central North Dakota.
The developer of a wind farm and new transmission line in Oliver County will delay replanting of trees and shrubs affected by the development. That replanting is required by the Public Service Commission.
Oliver Wind III, LLC will delay planting until next year.
Commissioner Julie Fedorchak said the delay is a good idea.
"They were concerned there would be a low survivability of the trees and shrubs they did plant," Fedorchak said. "That's because of the lack of rain and drought conditions."