Thirsty land speculators have caused GROWTHOPHOBES in NW Ada County to organize and protest water rights applications due to be heard later this month.
Owners of wells near Eagle are concerned about developers getting water rights and causing existing wells to dry up or lower the water table.
Of prime concern to those with wells is the likes of Avimor, Dry Creek, and the big M3 Eagle developments planned or in the works in the foothills north of Eagle. Conventional wisdom has it that development is dead for the time being, but the developers are still seeking rights to suck on the aquifer.
Even if they don’t develop these giant subdivisions, the value of the land will increase exponentially once water rights are attached.
To learn more about groundwater in north Ada County contact North Ada County Water Users Associationat 939-9900 or log on to the IDWR WEBSITE.
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