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Army Corps: No charge for Sakakawea irrigation water

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FARGO -- North Dakota farmers won't have to pay for water pumped from Lake Sakakawea to irrigate their fields, federal officials have decided.


The Army Corps of Engineers concluded it does not have the authority to charge for water used for irrigation from any of the six Missouri River reservoirs, said Larry Janis, a water supply manager for the corps in Omaha.

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