Report: Water to grow scarce without better management

Pharos Tribune: When more than a dozen wells dried up near the small town of Parr two summers ago, leaving residents without water to bathe or flush a toilet, local officials suspected the record heat and drought. State investigators decided otherwise. At fault were large farming operations that drew huge amounts of water to irrigate fields and keep rain-starved crops from dying. The incident was widely publicized, but state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valpraiso, fears it was soon forgotten. “Today, if you asked......

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