Groundwater still short in northwest Iowa; well drilling weighed

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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 am

SHELDON, Iowa (AP) — Despite an unusually wet spring, groundwater levels haven't returned to normal in much of northwest Iowa, leaving some cities to consider deeper wells.

In Sheldon, officials will spend $350,000 this summer to drill a second deep well that will increase pumping capacity for its water wells. Residents also are under a water watch aimed at conservation.

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