The Turlock Irrigation District pump pours thousands of gallons of groundwater per minute into a canal near the district’s Taylor Substation off Taylor Road in Denair. Shallower wells at several nearby ranchettes have gone dry.
The Turlock Irrigation District pump pours thousands of gallons of groundwater per minute into a canal near the district’s Taylor Substation off Taylor Road in Denair. Shallower wells at several nearby ranchettes have gone dry. Modesto Bee file
The Turlock Irrigation District pump pours thousands of gallons of groundwater per minute into a canal near the district’s Taylor Substation off Taylor Road in Denair. Shallower wells at several nearby ranchettes have gone dry. Modesto Bee file

Dry wells turning into a crisis

July 19, 2014 12:00 AM

UPDATED July 19, 2014 11:25 PM

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