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Clash over water continues between Kansas farmers, refuge


December 15, 2019

ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — The clash over water rights between the operators of a federal wildlife refuge in south central Kansas and farmers could potentially wind up in court if the two sides don't reach an agreement on water usage.

The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge has been complaining that it's not getting its fair share of the water coming from the Rattlesnake Creek into its marsh.

The federally operated refuge has been arguing for decades that too much groundwater is being pumped by farmers and wells. But a farmer says her livelihood depends on the water coming from the creek, Kansas...

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