Illinois
10:14 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Small town tries to save big boat race

For more than 25 years, a tiny town in northern Illinois has hosted a national powerboat competition. It attracts thousands of people who spend much-needed money in the sleepy village of DePue. But the ongoing drought threatened this year's competition.

To get enough water on the lake, the town needed to pump a lot of water out of a nearby river.  WNIJ's Mike Moen reported on this story for NPR.

Here's the link to the story:

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/26/157400870/drought-threatens-small-towns-big-boat-race

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