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SEO places first call on North Platte water


The water levels at the Pathfinder storage reservoir for the Upper North Platte River are well below the 1,100,000 acre-foot mark. This value represents a full North Platte Ownership supply, and the value for February storage is 705,364. This has prompted the State Engineer’s Office to administer the first call on water rights for the 2013 season.

At the start of February, the water and snow water equivalent was below what the Engineer’s Office knows to be a safe flow to meet all the needs of Nebraska and Wyoming throughout the irrigation and summer months. All of the water that flows p...

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