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Alberta says it erred in warning it was curtailing water for ranchers

posted Mar 30, 2018, 7:02 AM by Action for Agriculture

The provincial government says it made a mistake when it told several ranchers in southern Alberta that it was curtailing their access to natural water that's critical for their operations.

Aaron Brower, who owns a ranch along the Milk River basin near the U.S. border, received a letter from the province in December warning him that his 2001 application for five wells and three dams for livestock watering and household use was considered incomplete.

As a result, the government said it was closing the file, which meant Brower would be violating provincial law if he continued to use the wells and dams without a licence.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/province-says-it-erred-in-warning-it-was-curtailing-water-access-for-alberta-ranchers-1.4550126

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