Complicated and controversial

It’s said that every story in journalism is important — but that some stories are more complicated than others.

That’s certainly the case with the repeated Souris River flooding that has hurt ranchers in the Towner, N.D., area. Ranchers and water management officials have different takes on what’s causing the problem and what can be done to address it.

Water management is inherently complicated. Controversial, too. Souris River flooding is a prime example.

My article on the flooding and Towner ranchers is the July 14 cover package in Agweek.

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