State officials decide there's water left in the Platte after all
March 30, 2009
The Nebraska DNR has changed course and revised a previous determination
that the Platte River was fully appropriated, saying now that the Lower Platte River basin still has some excess capacity
. The state's new determination might leave room for additional irrigation uses
if local natural resource districts approve. Irrigation makes up the majority of use of Nebraska's water resources; municipal water supplies
use only about 3% of the total.
last revised March 2009