NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) —
Landowners in several northeast Nebraska natural resources districts
won't be able to drill new irrigation wells next year because of
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources
District decided to ban new wells unless they fit one specific
The only new wells allowed will be ones where
landowners apply for permission to irrigate up to 10 acres to complete a
full circle for pivot irrigation.
The Lower Loup and Upper
Elkhorn Natural Resources Districts had already decided not to allow any
new wells next year. And the Lower Niobrara NRD has issued a 180-day
moratorium on wells.
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