Western Nebraska hopes for lots of spring runoff from mountains
April 3, 2008
Western Nebraska, which relies heavily upon irrigation to sustain the agricultural economy, is looking anxiously towards the Rockies
in the hopes that lots of melting snowpack and springtime rain will fill the rivers that lead to irrigation canals and reservoirs. While canal irrigation is considerably less widely used than center-pivot means in Nebraska, canal gates
can manage flows in those systems.
last revised April 2008