Lower reaches of Platte River escape new use restrictions
January 16, 2008
The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources has decided not to enact new regulations on water use
in the lower regions of the Platte River basin, deeming that the Lower Platte and some related tributary basins of the Missouri River are not fully appropriated
, meaning that there remains some allowance for additional consumption for uses like irrigation
. The state's Game and Parks Commission is concerned about the welfare of several species
living in the basin, including bald eagles.
last revised January 2008