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Public hearing set for proposed irrigation allocations


A hearing has been set for Sept. 15 by the South Platte Natural Resources District to hear public testimony for the proposed irrigation allocations.

The SPNRD board took action during its meeting earlier this month to set preliminary numbers for each subarea in the district for the next allocation period that runs from 2016 through 2018. The district re-evaluates the irrigation allocations in each subarea every three years.

Ground Water Advisory Committee meetings were held in Kimball, Sidney and Big Springs prior to the board meeting to give the public a chance to see and comment on inform...

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