The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District on Friday approved a third short-term water sale from Seneca Lake in southeast Ohio with Antero Resources.
The Colorado-based company will pay $4.25 per thousand gallons from November through January.
There is a daily maximum limit of 2 million gallons.
The price was negotiated between the agency and Antero Resources.
The sale comes at a time when the reservoir in Noble and Guernsey counties will be lowered for the winter.
The sale has come under fire from a grass-roots group. The district has also been sued because of the water sales and its land leasing fwith drillers.
Antero Resources is relying on multiple water sources in southeastern Ohio.
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