Who's going to manage in-state fights over water?
March 31, 2008
A group of irrigators from central Nebraska recently took a tour of some irrigation projects in the Panhandle
and discovered that some of the methods being used to conserve water to the west are likely to reduce the amount of water available to them downstream. Differing levels of water management and regulation within the state could complicate efforts to manage the long-term water supply efforts in Nebraska. In Salina, Kansas, the local government is hiring engineers to determine how to secure its water supply
for the next half-century. In a lot of ways, long-term management of clean water supplies
is going to become a major expense for local governments, particularly west of the Missouri River.
last revised March 2008