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November 19, 2017
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Town hall meeting addresses Panhandle water issues
(2008-05-09)
(NET Radio) - Groundwater and surface water supplies and government regulation will be among the issues addressed during the afternoon meeting at Chadron State College.

Chadron State Geoscience Professor Mike Leite says he and his students were inspired to organize the event because of concerns about a local stream-fed creek that went dry last summer.

"It was kind of an eye opener, kind of a wake-up call that maybe the groundwater affecting the creek like that is the reason for the fact that the creek dried up," Leite says.

"As we're putting more and more pressure on groundwater resources, we're kind of thinking maybe there's gonna be more of an influence on both surface water and groundwater availability."

The forum on northwest Nebraska's water issues is being co-hosted by the college and the High Plains Center for Sustainability. Speakers include local, state and federal officials. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Chadron State College Student Center Ballroom. It's free and open to the public.



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