Low-flying helicopter to fly over northern Colfax County

NORFOLK - A low-flying helicopter will be seen over northern Colfax County early next week, conducting tests for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District. Last year, residents in the Clarkson-Howells area reported wells losing water pressure or not pumping at all. NRD Water Resources Manager Rick Wozniak says the Elkhorn River basin continues to be a difficult system to completely understand and little geologic information exists for northern Colfax County. The helicopter has an array of instruments that "see" hundreds of feet underground, and will provide the information needed to develop maps of the area's geology.