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Water released from Canton Lake on its way to Oklahoma City

The Army Corps of Engineers is releasing 30,000 acre-feet of water from Canton Lake into the North Canadian River and will take about two weeks to reach Oklahoma City, where it will replenish the drinking water supply.

By WILLIAM CRUM Published: January 31, 2013

CANTON — Drought-stricken Oklahoma City began withdrawing water Wednesday from Canton Lake in northwest Oklahoma, prompting criticism that the metro area’s ever-increasing thirst could hurt this small town’s economy.

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