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LETTER: Accountability needed for local watershed damage

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To the Editor:

My wife, Helen, and I own land on the James River just south of Forestburg. It is the terminus of a watershed that drains parts of Beadle, Jerauld and Sanborn counties. It does not take a lot of ditch alteration to cause thousands of dollars in damage to downstream landowners.

We would like to invite the Davison County Commissioners to come and see the devastation that resulted from incompetence and negligence on the part of people who could have prevented it. It is not just vested ditches that need supervisions, but also landowners who would drain onto adjacent land that has little or no outlet.

Where does the buck stop?

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