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Emergency water pipelines planned in northwest Missouri

August 25, 2018

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri plans to help fund temporary emergency water pipelines in two parts of northwest Missouri.

Gov. Mike Parson met Friday with local officials to discuss $77,000 in emergency funding to address the drought’s impact on drinking water supplies in Cameron and in Caldwell County.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports as of this week, Cameron’s reservoirs had only 167 days of water supply.

The state grants will help Cameron build three miles of temporary, above-ground piping to pump water from Pony Express Lake to Grindstone Reservoir, which would provide more than 1 million gallons of water per day.

The Caldwell County project involves a temporary emergency connection with Daviess Public Water Supply District Number 2, which is expected to provide more than 30,000 gallons per day.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, http://www.newspressnow.com

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