Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

July 2007


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 07/25/2007. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Under the 2002 Republican River Compact settlement, Nebraska has agreed to significantly reduce water use in the Republican Basin in “water short years.” This newsletter discusses how LB701 affects water policy choices for dealing with water short years.