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Fight over water rights at central Kansas refuge resolved


ST. JOHN, Kan. (AP) — An agreement over water rights at a man-made wildlife refuge in central Kansas has been signed.

The agreement between the federal government and local farmers over water rights in Quivira National Wildlife Refuge was signed Saturday during a stakeholder meeting in St. John, Kansas, The Hutchinson News reported.

The plan is to end water rights in sensitive areas of the refuge and allow water rights in less sensitive areas, as well as to remove water-depleting, invasive trees.

The 22,000-acre refuge is a hotspot for wildlife migration. More than 200 bird species, 60...

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