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Oneok reclamation efforts continue

Addressing concern from local landowners whose property now houses part of the Elk Creek Pipeline, representatives from Oneok last week spoke with the county commissioners to explain that the restoration project is far from complete.

The aim, they said, is to restore the properties to exactly how they appeared before the pipeline was installed, leaving the landowners whole. However, the weather this year has been “incredibly challenging” for new grass.

The land was seeded in the fall of 2020 and, so far this year, the contractor has performed mowing and weed spraying and will be coming...