Kansas might be taking Nebraska back to the Supreme Court
March 9, 2009
Talks among Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas are back on in a last-ditch effort to resolve the dispute over the Republican River Compact
before Kansas takes Nebraska to the Supreme Court
. The ongoing interstate dispute -- in a region most Americans probably don't think of as a hotbed for water issues -- serves to reveal just how important water issues are today and are likely to escalate in the future. Water is essential to agricultural uses
throughout the Midwest and Great Plains, and the need for irrigation in the plains states makes every water dispute a major economic dispute as well.
last revised March 2009