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What does the extended drought mean for local water wells?

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(WGEM) - 2012 was one of the hottest and driest years on record and the drought continues to plague the Tri-States in many different ways. So what's the outlook in 2013?

While we don't have a forecast for the next year. But as for the next 90 days, our area has equal chances for wet or dry weather.

The Tri-States is still in a moderate drought which could affect water wells. However, experts say most wells that are drilled 125 feet or deeper shouldn't experience major issues.

While shallow wells can be affected by a long term drought, most residential wells shouldn't be affected.

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