Irrigators expect to have adequate water for 2021 crop season
December 3, 2020
For the coming year, there appears to be enough water in Nebraska’s stretch of the Republican River to satisfy the terms of a multi-state water sharing agreement.
Todd Siel, a spokesman for the Lower Republican Natural Resources District, said he expects Nebraska will be able meet the terms of the Republican River Compact in 2021 without putting additional restrictions on irrigation or pumping additional water into the basin.
Siel told the Kearney Hub that Harlan County Reservoir is still mostly full thanks to the extremely wet weather of 2019.
The three-state compact allocates basin w...