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Tough regulations of well pumping for farmers causing issues


January 12, 2018

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — While Harry Strohauer lay unconscious in his hospital bed for four days, his doctor gave his wife an ultimatum.

Strohauer had a reasonably good diet and farming hundreds of acres in Gilcrest kept him fit. His doctor, therefore, knew it could only be one thing that triggered his massive heart attack.

"The first thing that the doctor — after talking to my wife a little bit — said was 'you cannot let him talk to anybody about water,'" Strohauer said.

Farmers need water. But Strohauer, like dozens of farmers along the South Platte River, has suffered from the effects...

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