Familiar Drought Conditions Emphasize Need for New Reservoir

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With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at West Lake water levels with an impatient eye. While recent rains have helped green up a few lawns, water main breaks from the dry,

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Osceola Growth Depends on the Clarke County Reservoir Project

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In an effort to grow the city of Osceola and to draw more businesses and residents to Clarke County, the need for a safe, secure and sufficient water supply to sustain the area well into the future has become evident. With the current water supply, Osceola isn’t

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Public Hearing on Clarke County Reservoir Wednesday, October 26th

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The Clarke County Reservoir Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30p.m at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to the open hearing to learn more about the project and its goals for serving Clarke County and the surrounding communities. According

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Current Reservoir Plan Tops Alternatives

As questions continue to circulate concerning the Clarke County Reservoir project, recent discussions have brought to light much of the hard work being put in by the CCRC. While the commission continues working to build the new reservoir, additional pressures have risen concerning immediate water supplies, quality

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Our Top 5 of 2015 – Life in Clarke County and Osceola, Iowa

THE TOP 5 of 2015 for ClarkeCountyLife.com: 2015 was a spectacular year for ClarkeCountyLife.com. Since our official launch in July, we’ve seen over 6,500 unique users and 16,500 page views on the site alone. And the reach doesn’t stop with those digital connections. The Osceola Sentinel and

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County Supervisors’ Bond Vote Keeps Reservoir Plan Moving Forward

The Clarke County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Monday to take public comments concerning the issuance of Local Option Sales and Services (LOSST) revenue bonds.   The one-cent LOSST has been approved by citizen votes in Osceola, Woodburn, and Murray, and is dedicated to the

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CCRC’s Response to Oversight Committee

By Sandy Kale – Clarke County Reservoir Commission chair As citizens of the city of Osceola and Clarke County, you have likely seen recent letters about the development of the new water supply for Osceola and Clarke County. On behalf of the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC),

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Oversight Committee Letter Oversteps According to Some

In a recent letter to the Editor of the Osceola Sentinel, The House Government Oversight Committee stated their position and perspective on the Clarke County Reservoir Project. The letter was published in the September 17, 2015 Sentinel and has quickly become a volatile talking point throughout the

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More Info As Clarke County Reservoir Project Proceeds

Long-range planning for your future For over two decades, development efforts for the new Clarke County Reservoir have been a heated point of discussion. Where, when, why, and how much will it cost are all questions that predictably come up each time the project is discussed. And

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