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Lake Sakakawea behind Garrison Dam claims agricultural land as the lake fills with spring runoff from the mountains in Montana in June 2011. Lake Sakakawea is a main source of water for Dickinson, but with increasing needs from all sectors -- city, residential and industrial -- city residents may see rationing instituted as early as next year.

Water use up, officials say rationing possible

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Go ahead and water that lawn, while you can.

With residential, city and industrial uses all requiring their share of the precious resource, the question of Dickinson residents facing a water rationing scenario as early as next year bubbles to the surface.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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