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 - Strikes Water rrigatioir—ttyj. Turner cotton...
Strikes Water rrigatioir—ttyj. Turner cotton received , approximately six inches of water through sprinkler sys- :ems and flooding down rows. The river pump is capable of pumping 5,000 gallons a minute, or more water than is pumped in a minute for the city of Paris. Turner plans to use the river water for fields near the banks and the well* for land further away^from the stream. - ; : The artesian discovery, came!after Turner checked an oil well Igg made in 1951 on the Adkisson place. Nc stahger to such logs, Turner figured there would be good water at the top of the sand that starts around 350 foet. Shallow wells in the area dnn't have the flow needed for irrigation and the mineral content Is too high in water found at greater depths. He's setting an eight inch casing in the well, leaving space for gravel packing if necessary. The open pipe is placed at the top of th»j water bearing sand. Rufus Garrison, who manages the farm, harvested 232 bales off 194 acres of land in 1955 after lr-

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 02 Sep 1956, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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