Central Nebraska NRD to Allow Groundwater Transfer
ALMA, Neb. (AP) — The
Lower Republican Natural Resources District will let farmers transfer
some of their water allotment from one field to another.
The district board
held an emergency meeting Tuesday in Alma because so many farmers had
appealed to the district to let them pump more water. The river basin
remains in extreme or exceptional drought.
The district had already
limited farmers to 10.5 inches of water per field from one center pivot
irrigation system this growing season. The restrictions were placed to
help keep the state in compliance with the Republican River compact with
At the meeting the board approved letting farmers transfer 2 inches of that allotment from one field to another.