July 23, 2009

Trout farm fights for water rights in southern Idaho

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The Idaho Department of Water Resources has ordered the shutdown of groundwater wells across 9,000 acres in the southern part of the state in response to a trout farm, which claims increased pumping from the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer is taking flow it owns, according to the Associated Press. Groundwater users, which include farmers, businesses and cities, have six days to find alternative water sources.

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