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February 28, 2021
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Water solution gets first go-ahead
(NET Radio) - The plan is designed to help Nebraska meet its obligations to Kansas under the Republican River Compact. Current estimates put the state some 200-thousand-acre-feet shy of that goal. But the bill includes several provisions aimed at increasing the water flowing downstream. Among those is 4-million dollars total over two years to remove invasive plants that soak up water along river banks. Holdrege Senator Tom Carlson sponsored that portion of the package. He argued removing such plants could save tens of thousands of acre-feet of water each year. Carlson said using chemicals would likely be more effective than removing the plants mechanically. © Copyright 2021, NET Radio