Use of Nebraska's ground water resources is multiplying at an ever-increasing pace. One of the most immediate results of the increase in the number of wells and the amount of withdrawals has been interference between the wells of adjoining users. This article delineates the scope of the problem, explains why current Nebraska law is ineffectual to resolve it, attempts to make some judgments as to whether and under what circumstances a remedy should be available, and proposes a method by which to implement whatever remedies are deemed advisable. No matter what the resolution is of broad-scale ground water management, a uniform system of rules for resolving conflicts of well interference is necessary and advisable.
Paul D. Hietbrink,
Nebraska Well-Interference Problems—A Proposal,
56 Neb. L. Rev. 565
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nlr/vol56/iss3/3