Shaniko, Oregon is a town in eastern Oregon where a dispute arose between a developer and other residents. Shaniko relies for water on natural springs with inadequate flow. The developer sunk a well which resulted in an artesian flow of 250 gallons per minute, but attempts to integrate this productive well into a municipal water system failed due to failure to reach agreement regarding financial and land use issues.[1]


  1. "A Lonesome Oregon Ghost Town May Remain So" article by Jim Yardley in The New York Times June 11, 2009

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