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‘Train wreck’ developing as drought catches up with unlicensed B.C. water users

Critics say provincial government botched new licensing rules

August 8, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

British Columbia – Drought conditions plaguing the province are taking their toll on those caught in British Columbia’s new rules regarding groundwater access to unlicensed water users. Unlicensed users, including commercial farmers, have had their groundwater use cut off after failing to meet the licensing application deadline set within the province’s new rules. The level of drought is at its highest in some parts of British Columbia, and a former president of the British Columbia Ground Water Association says groundwater licensing has become a “train wreck.” The Tyee report | READ MORE

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