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Letter: Water issue

January 30, 2013

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To the editor:

Would you like a little sand with your asparagus? At the same time we read about efforts to produce and consume more local food, we learn about a proposal by a local concrete company to put a huge sand pit on prime agricultural land just east of town. If approved, the sand pit will span about 400 acres from East 15th Street to the Kansas River and be in operation for 30 years.

It is to be dug through one of the best aquifers in the valley, the one that supplies Eudora’s water. Before they can begin digging the pit, the Lawrence/Douglas County Planning Commission and the Douglas County Commission must approve a conditional use permit, as this land is all zoned agricultural, not industrial. The Planning Commission will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in Lawrence City Hall. This is an opportunity for the public to speak on this huge proposed project just a few miles outside Lawrence.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm more concerned about where we'll get our food as ever more acreage of the best farmland in the world is destroyed for agricultural purposes.

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Armstrong 1 year, 6 months ago

Boz, ya may wany to get outside the Larryville city limits once and a while. There are literally miles and miles of ag land out there. 400 acers is nothing

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 6 months ago

That shows how ignorant you are of the various soil types in this area.

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Armstrong 1 year, 6 months ago

Ignorance ? "I'm more concerned about where we'll get our food as ever more acreage of the best farmland in the world is destroyed for agricultural purposes." Gotta hurt doesn't it.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 6 months ago

as posted under the recent Kaw River dredging article the greenie wheenies don't care if the concrete plants shut down, jobs get lost, concrete is unavailable, storm water concrete functions of concrete cannot be deployed, people jobless, etc.

they

just don't care!

sand, we don't need no stinkin' sand!

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