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Ohio watershed district agrees to temporary water purchase
The water will be used for fracking in the area
Story by OZIE IKUENOBE


 
11 million gallons of Clendening Lake will be used by Gulfport Energy for its fracking operations.
Courtesy of Muskingum Conservancy Watershed District
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The watershed district that oversees 10 lakes in eastern Ohio agreed today (Friday) to let a drilling company take 11 million gallons of water from Clendening Lake in Harrison County.

The Muskingum Conservancy Watershed District’s board OK’d the temporary water purchase by Gulfport Energy. Gulfport will siphon the water through a 2,000 foot pipeline and use it for an oil and gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The process uses water to break open underground shale to release oil and gas.

The water that will be diverted to Gulfport is less than 1 percent of what’s in the lake.

Watershed spokesman Darrin Lautenschleger says the agency is doing what it can to protect the environment.

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“We also want to protect the use of Clandening reservoir. So if there was any impact that would begin to occur as a result of the throw of water, we have the ability in the agreement to shut the spigot off so to speak, and stop the piping of the water at that point.”

Lautenschleger says the conservancy district’s lakes were built to reduce the effects of floods and to capture water for consumption, industrial and farm use and recreation.

The water will be taken from Clendening over two weeks. The district is studying similar proposals for Atwood and Leesville lakes.

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