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Oct. 7, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Harris

Fall Colors

The Missouri Department of Conservation says the state is nearing the park of its fall foliage season.

Fall color almost always peaks around October 15th in Missouri, but due to dry weather conditions, the trees will be turning a little bit earlier. Jim Low, the Department's news coordinator, says the lack of rain could also impact the vivid colors we see this year.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation says, however, seasonal conditions, such as freezing temperatures, heavy rains, or strong winds, could still cut short the fall-color season by stripping leaves from trees.