Shawver Well Company, of Fredericksburg, drills at a site in Manson, Iowa's fourth attempt to locate a second water well for the town. The reason for the difficulty in finding a new well could date back millions of years; a meteor struck an estimated 74 million years ago, creating what's known as the Manson impact crater. (AP Photo/The Messenger, Joe Sutter)
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Shawver Well Company, of Fredericksburg, drills at a site in Manson, Iowa's fourth attempt to locate a second water well for the town. The reason for the difficulty in finding a new well could date back millions of years; a meteor struck an estimated 74 million years ago, creating what's known as the Manson impact crater. (AP Photo/The Messenger, Joe Sutter)

Iowa city cites 74M-year-ago meteor for well woes

The Associated Press

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MANSON, Iowa — A small central Iowa city is having a big problem drilling a new well, and the reason could date back millions of years.

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