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Teens use drones to check cattle, pasture during power outage

With power off at many stock wells in Furnas County, some teens are getting creative when it comes to checking on livestock. (NTV News)

With power off at many stock wells in Furnas County, some teens are getting creative when it comes to checking on livestock.

On Wednesday, Avery Johnson, Dawson Horwart, and Tyler Wittie used drones to make sure there was plenty of water for the 60 cattle in the Johnson pasture, just outside of Cambridge.

All the tanks the cows typically drink from have dried up, so the family is depending on ponds in the pasture to sustain the animals.

Avery says with his eyes in the sky, he's able to do more than check water levels in the ponds.

"Nobody's like on the fence or on the wrong side of the fence, staying out in the fields and off the highway," said Johnson.

Twin Valleys Public Power District has been working to restore power since a snow storm damaged about 200 power lines and poles on April 30.

The boys use their drones to do more than just chores, they also take video in and around Cambridge. To see more from them, click here.

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