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Larry Zupke, ditch inspector for Renville County, said consecutive wet years took a toll. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Renville County continuing to see rapid growth in drain tile

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OLIVIA -- Farmers in Renville County installed what may be a record amount of sub-surface tile lines to improve cropland drainage in the last year.

Back-to-back "wet''' years and the rapid growth in private tiling is straining the public drainage systems that ultimately carry that water to the Minnesota River and Crow River.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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