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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Date:         Fri, 6 Apr 2001 15:55:45 -0400
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2001

Contact:  Ken Silfven
(517) 241-7397

Public Meeting to Discuss Saginaw County Aquifer Study

A public meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on April 17, at the Jonesfield 
Township Hall, 217 Eddy Street, Merrill, to discuss an ongoing groundwater 
study being conducted by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation 
with the Department of Environmental Quality.  The goal of the study is to 
evaluate the impact that large groundwater withdrawals might have on 
groundwater levels in Saginaw County.

The purpose of the meeting is to present an overview of the ongoing study, 
the findings of the study obtained to date, proposed products to result 
from the study, and a timeline for completion.  It also will provide an 
opportunity for the public to ask questions, comment, and provide input on 
the study.

In response to concerns regarding failing domestic wells in areas near 
irrigated cropland, the DEQ entered into a cooperative agreement with the 
USGS in August 2000 with the goal of developing a science-based management 
tool to address competing uses of groundwater in Saginaw County.

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