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This map shows the location of the Floyd East James Aquifer, which stretches for 436,800 acres in parts of Hanson, Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner and Sanborn counties. The aquifer has become a central point of contention in a dispute over a proposed dairy in Hanson County. (Image courtesy of South Dakota DENR)

Water at center of Hanson County dairy fight

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ALEXANDRIA -- State officials are pondering how to measure the impact of a proposed 7,000-head Hanson County dairy's impact on an aquifer.


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