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ENCORE: Idaho Water Quality Study Raises Alarm About Farm, Dairy Practices

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About 300,000 residents in southern Idaho rely on the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer for drinking water.

This interview originally aired on Sept. 1, 2020.

The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer is a critical drinking water source for southern and eastern Idaho. More than 300,000 Idahoans rely on the natural underground storage to provide clean, safe water every day. But due to a combination of farming and agricultural practices in the Magic Valley, the water source is in danger of contamination. 

That’s according to an updated report from the Idaho Conservation League. Josh Johnson wrote the study for ICL and joins Idaho Matters today to talk more about the report.

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.

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