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Enviro-Mich message from "Bonnie Shupe" <BONNIES@cannontwp.org>

In the last week, two lake association presidents have visited my office inquiring about raising their lake levels by putting in a well.  The lakes are getting so shallow that boats are hitting bottom.  One of the lakes is man-made and already has two wells.  They plan on adding a third.  The other is a natural, spring-fed lake, but is going down more every year.

Do any of you know anything about what affects these wells can have on the acquifer?  In these kind of drought years we're having, is there any danger of homeowners' wells going dry because of these large lake wells?  Are there any other environmental hazards that can occur?
Bonnie Shupe, Cannon Township

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