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Water users hunker down for long, low-water haul

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WENATCHEE — New wells, deeper wells, longer irrigation intakes and big expenses appear to be in the future for many Columbia River water users left dry by the lowered reservoirs behind Wanapum and Rock Island dams.

“During the test, we sucked air,” Tim Dyco, a resident of Hurst Landing Estates, said Monday of a two-day flow test the Chelan County PUD did on its stretch of the river between Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams. “The whole aquifer is being impacted by this.”

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