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Fire hydrants not possible with Gage County Rural Water Project

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Gage County Supervisors were hoping to install fire hydrants and fire truck fill up points along the rural water project near Wymore, however that will not be possible.  According to Ted McIntyre, the project engineer, fire hydrants being added to the line will not be possible because the system was designed for drinking water.  The line will run from just ... Read More »

Water Plant improvement underway in Marysville

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The first phase of the water plant improvement plan is underway in Marysville.  This week they started putting down new 10 inch waterline across from the Marysville water tower on Highway 36 and it will extend from 17th Street westward to 14th Street.  There is a water line currently running under Highway 36 and this project will eliminate that.  There ... Read More »

Wymore Water Project underway

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The Wymore Rural Water Project has begun with construction of the water tower, which is located about 2 miles East of Wymore.  The $4.2 million project will cover 130 miles and supply water to more than 200 people.  Once the tower is completed, which is expected to be the end of this week, workers will start laying pipe to the ... Read More »

Centralia Lake Under Public Health Warning

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Centralia Lake has once again been listed as a lake under a health warning due to toxic blue-green algae. A public health warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact is prohibited.  KDHE will continue to monitor the lakes and will provide updates as conditions warrant. Read More »

The Entire State of Kansas Declared Drought Emergency

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Kansas Seeks to Halt Releases from 3 Reservoirs   Brownback says he has allowed pumping from all of the state’s fishing lakes to water livestock. Kansas has now declared all 105 counties in a drought emergency, with crop losses projected at $1.5 billion.   This status triggers the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to ... Read More »

Centralia Lake Under “Public Health Advisory”

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Centralia Lake has been placed under a “Public Health Advisory” due to the threat of toxic blue green algae.   KDHE says water activities like boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with the water—such as wading and swimming—is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock. Fish from the lakes ... Read More »

Water Conservation Requested In Marysville

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The City of Marysville is asking all citizens to conserve water usage due to an issue with the water distribution system. City crews have located and repaired the problem.  The issue was with one of the water towers which is now being restored to full strength.  To aid in the restoration of the tower the city is asking citizens to ... Read More »

WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

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Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ... Read More »

Blue River Irrigation Shut Down in Nebraska

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The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources has temporarily revoked the permits of Nebraska Farmer who use the Big Blue River for irrigation. The notification states that effective July 9 at 8 a.m., nobody with a permit issued after Nov. 1, 1968 may irrigate from the river until water levels increase. Keith Paulsen, field office supervisor with the Department of Natural ... Read More »

Marshall County Community Band Concert – Thursday

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  The Marshall County Community Band will perform in the Koester House Museum and Gardens at 7 p.m., Thursday.  Admission is free.  The band will play a variety of music. People are asked to bring lawn chairs. The Koester House Museum Foundation Inc. will serve lemonade, iced tea and water. Read More »