Lebanon Reporter

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July 7, 2012

Drought could impact residential water wells

Lebanon — So little rain has fallen on Boone County since May that field tiles are dry, streams have stopped flowing, and water levels in some private wells are falling.

More than two-thirds of Indiana’s counties are suffering a severe or extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor; all of the state is in one of the five drought categories. Boone County is in the severe category.

Since May, 20 people have applied for well permits, said Greg Inman, supervisor of the Boone County Health Department Environmental Division. Of those, “nine have been for some kind of fix,” Inman said, “It’s hard to say if that is linked to our (weather) conditions.”

For the rest of this story, see the July 7 issue of The Lebanon Reporter.

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