LYONS, Colo. (AP) — A technique to get clouds to produce more snow is being used more as the Rocky Mountain region struggles with a two-decade drought.

Cloud seeding involves using planes and ground-based equipment to put silver iodide into clouds when weather conditions are right.

Colorado, Utah and Wyoming have all expanded their cloud-seeding programs in recent years.

Some experts say conserving water is a better, more down-to-earth way to ensure there's enough water to go around.

But cloud seeding has a full embrace from state and local officials in pursuit of water for all from the ultimate source — the sky.

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