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DROUGHT ANNIVERSARY CALLS WATER USE INTO QUESTION

As the five-year anniversary of the 2012 drought approaches, the Illinois State Water Survey is concerned that an increase in ag irrigation will deplete groundwater resources. “There has been more water use from aquifers that aren’t going to be able to support (additional growth) down the road,” said Steve Wilson, a groundwater hydrologist at the state water survey. “You can only use so much groundwater without dewatering an aquifer.” (Herald & Review)

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