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Fracking requires about 5 million gallons of water per well
Early in 2012 water was sold from Clendening Lake but the Muskingum Watershed District suspended further sales pending completion of more research
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Oil and gas drillers may be getting water from some of Ohio’s state lakes again.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports on the Muskingum Water Conservancy District’s plan to sell lake water and take pressure off local roads.  

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Clendening and Piedmont lakes in Harrison County can temporarily sell millions of gallons of water to gas &oil drillers to use for hydraulic fracturing.

Billions of gallons of excess water are released early each fall in an annual draw down of Clendening, Piedmont and the other 12 lakes and dams in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.  This year, Ohio’s Association of Township Officials asked for some of it to go to drillers.  The township organization is concerned about stress on rural roads from tanker trucks hauling water to remote drilling sites; and tapping the reservoirs to supply fracwater to wells in the same regions would reduce total truck traffic.   

As for the sale authorization passed Friday, in many cases water from this year’s drawdown is expected to move via temporary pipeline directly to well sites thereby eliminating trucks altogether. 

Earlier this year the Conservancy District sold about 11 million gallons of water for fracking from the Clendening reservoir; but then suspended more sales at that time pending the results of newly launched research.

Related WKSU Stories

Muskingum Water District halts water sales
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ohio watershed district agrees to temporary water purchase
Friday, April 20, 2012

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