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County Is Nearly Out Of Water

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State emergency management officials have
declared a water supply emergency in the eastern Kentucky county of
Magoffin.

Prolonged drought conditions have caused the Licking River - the
area's primary water source - to run low.

Division of Water official Chris Yeary said the current water
supply is limited to the amount stored in a pool at Salyersville.

Yeary said that won't be replenished until there is significant
rain and little relief is forecast.

The state is working with Salyersville Municipal Water to establish alternative supply sources.

For now, officials said people in Magoffin County must conserve
as much water as possible.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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