The Saratoga Sun -

By Joe Elder 

Water call on tap for 2013


House District 47 Representative Jeb Steward is sounding a warning to water users in the Upper North Platte Valley to plan ahead for water use next spring and summer.

Steward said all of the weather models and forecasts indicate a warmer, drier winter producing less than adequate flows into Pathfinder Reservoir, which could prompt a call for water from the Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau).

To meet downstream demand, mostly from Nebraska, the Bureau maintains 1.1 million acre feet in Pathfinder Reservoir and looks at forecasted supply annually along with a 30-year average of inflows to assess...

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