WAHOO – At its December meeting, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District Board approved draft changes to irrigation rules and regulations that would give the district more flexibility in dealing with groundwater shortages.
The changes would include the creation of two “Special Quantity Areas” within Butler, Saunders, Platte and Colfax counties. In these areas, groundwater levels can be highly volatile and heavily influenced by drought and groundwater pumping. The updated rules would also allow Special Quantity Areas to be declared for other parts of the district if the need should arise.
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