Drought conditions still plague Nebraska and concern about water resources grows
Drought conditions still plague Nebraska and concern about water resources grows.
Governor Heineman says that if the drought continues into next year, it could prompt disputes between rural and city interests. . .
Gov. Dave Heineman; "on our state"
Heineman says Nebraska farmers used irrigation extensively last summer as the heat rose and rain failed to fall.
The governor says a second year of drought would put great pressure on the state's 23 Natural Resources Districts.
State officials hope it doesn't happen, but are preparing as if it will...a second year of drought.
Governor Heineman says the hot weather and lack of rain last summer put a lot of pressure on the state. If the drought continues into next year, the state will have to decide if a water short year has to be declared. . .
Heineman; "we need moisture"
Heineman says a lot of pressure is being placed on Nebraska's 23 Natural Resources Districts.
Farmers adjusted to drought conditions this past summer. They brace for the possibility of a second year of drought next year.
Governor Heineman praises the efforts of farmers during a very difficult year...dealing with drought. . .
Heineman; "most concerned about"
Heineman says state officials are keeping a close eye on water resources, drawn down significantly during the hot, dry days of this year.
Heineman says much pressure is being placed on the state's 23 Natural Resources Districts.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)