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Dry Conditions Lead to Moratorium on New Wells in Lower Big Blue NRD District

Due to concerns about the sustainability of groundwater supplies in the area, the Lower Big Blue NRD (Natural Resources District) Board of Directors has imposed an immediate 180-day moratorium, or stay, on the construction of new wells and the increase of irrigated acres in the district.The results of the fall static water level readings show groundwater declines were seen through the district. A number of wells showed levels at or below the last major drought in 2012. A total of 45 wells recorded their lowest levels since the district has been measuring them.The primary purpose for the moratorium is to provide for the Lower Big Blue NRD an ...

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