Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

January 1987


This 1987 Nebraska Law Review article reviews (1) how federal environmental legislation has thwarted development of new surface water irrigation projects, (2) how Nebraska Supreme Court rulings on interbasin transfers of surface water sparked a race for irrigation project water rights, and (3) the enactment of historic Nebraska water policy legislation attempting to strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection regarding new surface water irrigation projects.