Fully appropriated, from border to border
December 18, 2008
The Platte River is now officially designated as "fully appropriated" or "over-appropriated"
from one side of Nebraska to the other. The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
just made the preliminary designation
, and with the new designation, most of Nebraska
is now designated as using most of its natural water resources. Municipal water systems
are still likely to be allowed to drill replacement wells, but agricultural
and industrial water users
may find themselves restricted.
last revised December 2008