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Ann Bleed FAO Presentation

  1. 1. The Nebraska Case: the integration of state andlocal control over the conjunctive management of surface water and ground water Ann Bleed University of Nebraska, U.S.A.
  2. 2. Registered Irrigation Wells: 1940 vs. 2007 1940 2007Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Conservation & Survey Division and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
  3. 3. Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts
  4. 4. Surface Water Ground Water-Water Dedicated to the -Water Dedicated to thePublic Public-First in Time is First in -ReasonableRight Use/Correlative Rights-Use it or Lose It -Right to Use on Overlying Land- Administered byDepartment of Natural -Administered by NaturalResources Resources Districts
  5. 5. 2004: Legislation passed bylegislature and signed by Governor
  6. 6. Law Requires:- State DNR to Determine River Basins in State that are Fully Appropriated- Determination triggers an immediate, but temporary stay on new uses- State and NRD jointly develop and implement an Integrated Management Plan
  7. 7. Law RequiresClear goals and objectives with a purpose ofsustaining a balance between water uses andwater supplies so that the economic viability,social and environmental health, safety, andwelfare of the river basin can be achieved andmaintained for both the near and long term
  8. 8. Thank You

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