Officials say land buy will help Nebraska water woes

Outlet: Cañon City Daily Record

February 2, 2011

A southwest Nebraska natural resources district is buying nearly 3,300 acres of land to reduce the amount of groundwater used in the area and help the state comply with the Republican River water use agreement. The Upper Republican Natural Resources District said Wednesday that its board approved the $10 million land purchase and a 10-mile pipeline project to carry water from the land to Rock Creek that will cost between $2 million and $5 million. The project should reduce the chances that farmers in the district will have to stop irrigating during dry years…

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