Lawsuits predicted if irrigation is restricted

Outlet: Omaha.com

September 4, 2013

LINCOLN— Nebraska officials will likely face more court battles if they try to limit groundwater irrigation near the Republican River to conserve water, a state lawmaker says. The state is already mired in litigation, and a lingering drought has raised concerns about whether Nebraska will have enough water to meet its obligations. Access to the Republican River’s water is spelled out in a 1943 compact involving Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.

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