The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Mark Watson
Resources Conservationist 

No Till Notes: 'Water'


This article was originally release in November 2009

Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over! Whoever coined this well known phrase sure hit the nail on the head. Water, and the lack of it, has turned to the courts for answers on who has the rights to how much of this valuable resource. There are lawsuits in every watershed it seems now, and states are suing states over water use and availability. Irrigation wells have been shut off in some areas in an attempt to come into compliance with decisions handed down through the legal system. All sorts of schemes have been bantered...

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