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Irrigation permits soar in South Dakota in 2013

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YANKTON (AP) — The number of irrigation permits issued in South Dakota last year soared to a record as farmers continued recovering from a devastating drought in 2012.


The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued 354 irrigation permits in 2013, more than doubling the 2012 total of 174. In 2011, only 62 permits were issued.

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