Foss district will look underground
Desperately seeking additional sources of water as the level of Foss Lake continues to drop, members of the Foss Reservoir Master Conservancy District Board approved a plan Tuesday night that would involve testing for and possibly drilling an estimated three to five wells on the east side of Foss Dam.
Foss Project Manager Ronnie Thompson said the wells would be drilled to the Washita Alluvium on Bureau of Reclamation land and would be far enough from the dam that they would not impact it.
But before doing that, drillers will test an existing well on private land a half mile east of the Foss water treatment plant. Bored in 1994, that well is on land owned by County Commissioner Lyle Miller who just happens to be FRMCD Board Chairman David Berrong’s next-door neighbor in Clinton.