Little Salt Fork Marsh, The Nature Conservancy Property near Raymond, Nebraska
Little Salt Fork Marsh, The Nature Conservancy Property near Raymond, Nebraska

News Archives: February 2010

North Platte NRD Adopts 14-inch Annual Allocations; 2/26/2010

NPNRD board approves water allocation; Star Herald; 2/26/2010

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Lower Loup NRD Plans Aerial Photos of Invasive Weed Extent; 2/26/2010

Lower Loup NRD to pay for half of three-river weed survey; Kearney Hub; 2/26/2010

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Sen. Christensen Discusses Bill to Dedicate Sales Taxes to Republican River Efforts; 2/25/2010

Christens sees hopeful signs in bill's consideration; McCook Gazette; 2/25/2010

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Upper Republican NRD Coffee Talk in Wauneta on Water Generates Questions on Fairness, Shut-offs; 2/25/2010

River bottom shutoff concerns aired at NRD’s ‘community coffee’; Imperial Republican; 2/25/2010

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Upper Republican NRD Continues Work on IMP, Funding Options Discussed; 2/25/2010

IMP continues to be hammered out by NRD, DNR; Imperial Republican; 2/25/2010

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Kansas Bill To Protect Interstate Water Litigation Fund (Full Text); 2/25/2010

Kanas Legislature; 2/25/2010

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Legislature Advances Bill to Remove Corn and Sorghum Checkoff Monies from Water Fund; 2/23/2010

Senators vote to undo water deal; Omaha World Herald; 2/23/2010

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Bill to Allow Integrated Management Plans in Remainder of State Gets First-Round Approval; 2/23/2010

Bill calls for water planning; Omaha World Herald; 2/23/2010

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Snow Pack in Rocky Mountains Low, Eastern Nebraska High - Implications for Platte River; 2/23/2010

Feb. 23: Irony in snow; Omaha World Herald; 2/23/2010

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Bill to Prevent Checkoff Monies from Being Redirected to Water Funding Debated in Legislature; 2/23/2010

Where will water funds come from?; Kearney Hub; 2/23/2010

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Benefits of Coal Ash in Breaking Up Ice Jams Weighed Against Pollution Impacts; 2/22/2010

Flood risk outweighs ash concerns; Omaha World Herald; 2/22/2010

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Corn and Sorghum Checkoff Fees May be Removed by Legislature As Water Fund Source; 2/22/2010

Water on lawmakers' agenda; Omaha World Herald; 2/22/2010

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Flood Potential in Eastern Nebraska and Coal Ash Usage; 2/19/2010

Ready for the floods; Omaha World Herald; 2/19/2010

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High Public Interest in Red Willow Dam Situation; 2/19/2010

Turnout shows level of interest in lake is high; McCook Gazette; 2/19/2010

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Updates Red Willow Dam Repair Needs, Estimates Sought by April; 2/19/2010

Reclamation outlines plan for dam; McCook Gazette; 2/19/2010

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Senator Carlson’s Bills on Allocations, Correlative Rights Met with Opposition in Hearing; 2/18/2010

Locals testify in Lincoln against water legislation; Star Herald; 2/18/2010

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Upper Republican NRD to Hold Informational Community Coffees; 2/18/2010

NRD to hold community coffees beginning Friday; Imperial Republican; 2/18/2010

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Sen. Christensen Discusses Occupation Tax Issues, and His $3.2 Billion Pumping Proposal; 2/18/2010

Christensen forging ahead with occupation tax fix; Imperial Republican

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Instream Flow Bill Considered in Committee; 2/18/2010

Bill seeks to make instream flow protection easier; Lincoln Journal Star; 2/18/2010

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Coal Ash to be Spread on Platte River in Northeast NE to Prevent Ice Jams; 2/17/2010

Coal ash will fight flooding; Omaha World Herald; 2/17/2010

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Antelope Creek Flood Project Work Approved by Lower Platte South NRD Board; 2/17/2010

NRD, city of Lincoln to work on Antelope Creek past J Street bridge; Lincoln Journal Star; 2/17/2010

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Senator Carlson Discusses Current Legislation, Need for Sustainability; 2/16/2010

Carlson: Water bills target sustainability; Kearney Hub; 2/16/2010

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West Point Defendants Agree to Pay $723,000 for Clean Water Act Violations; 2/16/2010

EPA fines former owner of dairy plant in West Point $350,000; Lincoln Journal Star; 2/16/2010

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Hydropower Generation Improving on Missouri River; 2/15/2010

River's hydropower rebounding; Omaha World Herald; 2/15/2010

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Six Dams to Receive Safety Checks in Lincoln and Omaha Area; 2/14/2010

6 area dams to get safety checks; Omaha World Herald; 2/14/2010

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Improving Water Supplies May Actually Make it More Difficult to Improve Management Strategies; 2/13/2010

Recovery of aquifers will delay progress on good stewardship; Star-Herald; 2/13/2010

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Papio-Missouri NRD Approves Bond Issuance for Dams and Levees; 2/13/2010

NRD board OKs bond issue; Omaha World Herald; 2/13/2010

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RDX and Ground Water Quality at DTE Rail Services in Grand Island; 2/13/2010

Army, city took steps to alleviate health threats from water; Grand Island Independent; 2/13/2010

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Lower Republican NRD Discusses 2009 Water Usage, Vegetation Management, and Water Short Years; 2/12/2010

Water use far below ’09 allocations; Kearney Hub; 2/12/2010

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Sen. Christensen to Hold Meeting on Irrigation Issues in Imperial; 2/11/2010

Sen. Christensen to address water issues at info meeting Monday; Imperial Republican; 2/11/2010

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Champion Mill Dam Rehabilitation Project Bids Received, BSB Construction Low Bid at $270K; 2/11/2010

Bids opened Feb. 9 on Champion Dam project; Imperial Republican; 2/11/2010

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Tri-Basin NRD Meeting Covers Elwood Reservoir Filling, Johnson Lake Melt Water, Republican R. Issues; 2/11/2010

Platte water to fill Elwood Reservoir; KHub; 2/11/2010

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Elkhorn River Field Station to Provide Water Quality, Other Eductional Information; 2/10/2010

Midlands Voices: Data Shack to aid river research; Omaha World Herald; 2/10/2010

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Five Dams Near Lincoln and Omaha May Require Seepage Repairs; 2/10/2010

Corps says Nebraska dams may have to be repaired; LJS 2010-02-10

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Upcoming USBR Meeting to Update Status of Red Willow Dam; 2/10/2010

Let's hope lake problem can be fixed, and soon; McCook Gazette; 2/10/2010

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Emergency Levee Construction on Platte River Near Ashland to Prevent Flooding; 2/9/2010

Levee work has sense of urgency; Omaha World Herald; 2/9/2010

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Update on Red Willow Dam Upcoming from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; 2/9/2010

Update set on Red Willow Dam; Omaha World Herald; 2/9/2010

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Middle Republican NRD Board to Discuss Adopting Water Short Year Option; 2/8/2010

NRD considers revising plan; McCook Gazette; 2/8/2010

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Pharmaceutical Drugs May Be Leaching Into Water Supplies; 2/7/2010

Even if you're careful, drugs can end up in water; Omaha World Herald; 2/7/2010

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Kansas and $17 Million Error in Water Litigation Funds; 2/6/2010

Editorial: $17 million error; Topeka Capital-Journal;

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Improving Lake McConaughy Has Large Stock of Big Walleyes; 2/6/2010

Big walleyes on the menu for Big Mac; Omaha World Herald; 2/6/2010

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Kearney Archway Lakes Opening for Fishing under NGPC Agreement, Looking For Sponsors; 2/6/2010

Archway opens lakes to fishing, sponsorships; Kearney Hub; 2/6/2010

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Colorado Considers Fines for Illegal Surface Water Diversions; 2/4/2010

Legislature looking at water fines, activating ag taxes; Yuma Pioneer; 2/4/2010

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Sen. Christensen Updates Status of Legislation, Including Republican River-Related Bills, Tax Issues; 2/4/2010

River refund running slow; McCook Gazette; 2/4/2010

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Grand Island Well Drilled for Treatment of Industrial Contaminants; 2/4/2010

Extraction well drilled in cleanup project; Grand Island Independent; 2/4/2010

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Republican River NRDs and Irrigation Dstricts Disagree on Need for New Task Force; 2/4/2010

Republican River group won’t take position on LB 1057 water task force; Imperial Republican; 2/4/2010

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Gloating Over Kansas Misallocation of Litigation Funds Not Advised; 2/3/2010

No reason to gloat over Kansas' lost litigation funding; McCook Gazette; 2/3/2010

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Rivers and Wildlife Celebration in Kearney March 18-21; 2/3/2010

Rivers and Wildlife to land March 18; Kearney Hub; 2/3/2010

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Natural Resources Committee Hearing on NRD Taxing Authority; 2/3/2010

Proposal would broaden tax on irrigated acres; NPR; 2/3/2010 (audio program)

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Wimmer’s Meat Products Fined for Clean Water Act Violation at West Point; 2/2/2010

Company fined for water violation; Omaha World Herald; 2/2/2010

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Kansas Misallocates $17M Set Aside for Republican River and Other Water Compact Litigation; 2/2/2010

Oops: Kan. water money misspent; Omaha World Herald; 2/2/2010

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Senator Christensen Outlines Bills on Water, Taxes, Other Issues; 2/2/2010

Water, abortion bills draw attention; McCook Gazette; 2/2/2010

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Johnson Lake Ice Heaving and Possible Seepage Issue; 2/2/2010

Johnson Lake shore no match for ice; Kearney Hub; 2/2/2010

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Water4Haiti Group from Nebraska Arrives in Haiti, Faces Challenges; 2/2/2010

Water4Haiti group arrives, works on wells; Kearney Hub; 2/2/2010

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Seepage at Johnson Lake Triggers Drawdown for Safety Analysis; 2/1/2010

Johnson Lake levels lowered; Omaha World Herald; 2/1/2010

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WaterClaim’s Steve Smith Unhappy with Senator Carlson’s Bills Related to Irrigation; 2/1/2010

Carlson attacks irrigation; Kearney Hub; 2/1/2010

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