Competition for Resources: Nebraska plans to divert water from CO South Platte River
Nebraska is moving forward with a plan to divert water from Colorado.
Competition for resources is growing amid drought conditions. The Cornhusker State is planning to build a canal to bring in water from the South Platte River in Colorado. A 99-year-old water sharing agreement gives Nebraska access to 500 cubic feet per second in the non-irrigation season.
The state calls it a proactive approach, but it could start a dispute with its neighbor state.