Logan County approves data collection monitoring well license for high groundwater levels


From the Sterling Journal-Advocate (Judy Debus):

The Logan County Commissioners once again considered a request by the Colorado Water Division to use county-owned property for the installation of monitoring wells for data collection in the groundwater-plagued area of Pawnee Ridge Subdivision and Country Club Hills. Commissioners Jim Edwards, Dave Donaldson and Debbie Zwirn were present for Tuesday’s meeting.

At a previous meeting, the request was addressed in a license agreement, but was tabled due to language problems. This week, the request from removed from the table upon motion by Edwards and then postponed indefinitely. To replace the requests, commissioners then approved lease agreements (rather than license agreements) to provide the approval for the wells to be installed. The data will be collected and then analyzed to determine the cause of the increased groundwater problems in the two areas.

The CDW held a public meeting last month to present their outline of a program to address the water issue. That program will begin with the monitoring program that will last a period of two years with an initial analysis at the end of one year.

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