SD grants MMR Temporary Water Permit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has approved a temporary water permit for an exploratory gold drilling project in the Black Hills despite opposition from Native American tribal officials and environmental groups.

The state Water Management Board’s approval clears the way for Mineral Mountain Resources to withdraw water from Rapid Creek through Dec. 31 to lubricate its drilling near Rochford, roughly 35 miles west of Rapid City. The Canadian company had been buying water from the city of Lead since its former water permit expired in May.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/south-dakota/articles/2018-10-05/company-receives-water-permit-for-black-hills-gold-drilling

 

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