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Out of the Tap

About this series
September 3, 2006
Today’s and Monday’s report on water in Douglas County grew from a partnership between the Kansas University William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Journal-World, 6News, World Online and WaterLINK, a service learning project funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment through the Environmental Protection Agency.
Bottle or tap? Depends on taste
September 3, 2006
Pamela Krommendyk stood by the produce aisle at the Community Mercantile. In her cart were two gallons of distilled water.
Sediment growing problem at Clinton
September 3, 2006
Mud, muck and unruly vegetation surround a boat ramp that, at one time, slipped into the waters of Perry Lake. Now, at the north end of the lake, mud flats occupy what used to be a park area.
Limiting growth leaves some dry
County has enough water, but district limits meters
September 3, 2006
Gaylen Garinger loves living in the country.
Expect busy summer when state cuts park fee
September 3, 2006
Kevin Lorenz is a salesman by day and sailor anytime he can get on the lake during boating season.
Farmer’s friend also enemy to Clinton Lake
September 3, 2006
Each year during fall and winter months, on his land 25 miles southwest of Clinton, Carbondale farmer David Badger injects 100 pounds of nitrogen and 50 pounds of phosphorus into the ground to fertilize his fields.
Herbicide can get into drinking water
September 3, 2006
Atrazine may be a threat to Clinton Lake’s water. That’s what an Army Corps of Engineers water quality report on Clinton Lake said in 2001.
Flood of ‘51 gives rise to engineering project
September 3, 2006
If it weren’t for Pearl, Clarence Anderson may have lost all of his cows to the Great Flood that half-century ago.
Need for dam still subject to debate
September 3, 2006
Many people feel that the advantages of Clinton dam outweigh its disadvantages; although some would argue that these advantages do not completely justify the dam’s construction.
Kansas University students and faculty who worked on this series
September 3, 2006
The individuals who brought us “Out of the Tap.”