Area Leaders Explore Options at County Drought Summit
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 11.
Followed by a stretch of extreme heat during an already-dry summer, county officials will be holding a drought summit Wednesday morning to address any potential ground water issues. With the decreased precipitation, water flow in many area streams is greatly reduced, and water levels in many ground water monitoring wells are falling, according to a press release about the dry weather conditions. The summit will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the County Administration Building at 2200 North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock. Municipal officials, watershed monitors, township officials, agricultural representatives, golf course operators, other high volume water users and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting and discuss the…