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NRDs investing $83 million in water shift plan

Irrigation will be retired and groundwater used to augment Republican, Platte rivers

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Mike Clements

Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:00 am

ALMA — Four southwest Nebraska natural resources districts plan to spend $83 million to purchase 15,000 acres of irrigated farmland in southern Lincoln County and use the groundwater that has been watering crops to increase streamflows in the Republican and Platte basins.

At a special meeting Friday afternoon in Alma, the Lower Republican NRD Board of Directors approved an interlocal agreement with the Upper Republican, Middle Republican and Twin Platte NRDs.

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