Associated Press: Eight inches of overnight rain floods part of IndianaPosted Aug 22, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy rains that dumped more than half a foot of rain overnight triggered widespread flooding Friday in some central and northern Indiana counties.
State police temporarily closed a swamped section of Interstate 69 in both directions near Marion. By midmorning, the northbound lanes had been opened and the water was slowly receding, Indiana State Police Sgt.Ron Galaviz said. Southbound traffic was being diverted onto Indiana 218. No stranded motorists were... Read More »
Indiana Public Media: Why Business Leaders Say Indiana Needs A Water PlanPosted Aug 15, 2014
Over the next few months, legislators and other policy makers are working to establish recommendations on how to create a statewide water management plan.
The task stems from a report the Indiana Chamber of Commerce released last week, warning that new economic development could put a strain on the state’s existing water supply. Officials there say if action isn’t taken in the next 20 years, Indiana will face serious water challenges.
The first meeting is part of a... Read More »
Muncie Free Press: Indiana farmers concerned about water supply, rising property taxesPosted Aug 15, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair is the busiest day of the year for Don Villwock, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
In the morning, there's a pancake breakfast for farmers where the talk was about a record crop production offered by Purdue University agriculturalists.
There also were concerns about Indiana water supply and increasing irrigation in northern Indiana where water from glacier made lakes and rivers is plentiful.
And other grain... Read More »
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