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Fears her well might dry up

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The articles and debates about orchard wells taking so much groundwater that domestic wells are drying up are very timely.

I, too, live in fear of my well drying up. To the north of me is a large orchard (which is owned by an investment group). This group plans to purchase a few acres next to me, put wells in and pump water over to their orchards, which are a mile away. The two properties do not even adjoin each other. There are restrictions against transporting groundwater off the land. We need to make these laws even stiffer.

Sue Thompson,


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