Wells gone dry in the Finger Lakes

Restricted water use, dwindling lake levels, parched fields and wells running dry have early autumn feeling like mid-July.

David Shaw never thought when he bought property in a wooded area of Honeoye that he would run out of water, but he did.

Shaw closed on the purchase Aug. 9 and in fixing up the house, started painting. When he went to wash his paint brushes he knew he was in trouble. He turned on the faucet, and out came a trickle of brown water. His well had run dry.

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