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Water Study to Continue Without Russell

Water DropA study looking at the possibility of installing low head dams in the Smoky Hill River to recharge well fields will continue without the City of Russell.

City of Hays officials plan to move ahead with the study that will be partially funded by the state and the Corps of Engineers.

The Russell City Council voted at its last meeting to not participate in the study with Hays, citing unfair water relations in the past.

Without the ability to cost share with Russell, the project will now cost Hays approximately $20,000.

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