Posted by: Bob Payne | April 10, 2011

Water woes in southern Nebraska loom again

A U.S. Supreme Court decision that breathed new life into a decades-long water-rights dispute on the Great Plains has renewed concerns among southern Nebraska farmers about what could happen to their livelihoods. Kansas is seeking to shut off irrigation to 500,000 acres of Nebraska farmland in the states’ legal battle over the Republican River. That’s about half of the basin’s 1.2 million irrigated acres.

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