ND: Feds to issue permits for industrial and oil company use of Missouri River water
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota's congressional delegation say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon issue permits to tap surplus water from Lake Sakakawea for use by oil companies and other industrial users.
State officials say the corps is reviewing several applications that would draw more than 30,000 acre feet of water from the Missouri River reservoir. An acre-foot is the amount of water covering an acre, one foot deep.
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