Court dismisses diversion appeal

NE State Supreme Court dismisses objectors to Platte-Republican Diversion Project


October 19, 2023

The Nebraska Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the Platte to Republican Basin High Flow Diversion Project. This case was an appeal by objectors to the Platte-Republican Diversion Project’s water right application. The court determined that none of the objecting parties sufficiently showed they would be harmed by the proposed project, so they have no legal standing to object to the application.

“I ’m so pleased that the justices agreed that our project has no potential to harm existing water right holders” in the Platte Basin, said John Thorburn, manager of Tri-Basin Natural Resourc...

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