High Court Orders Nebraska To Pay Kansas $5.5M For Taking Too Much Water In 2 Years

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following up on its Feb. 24 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 9 ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million within 60 days for taking too much water from the Republican River Basin in 2005 and 2006 (Kansas v. Nebraska, et al., No. 126, Original, U.S. Sup.).

(Decree available. Document #95-150312-011R.)

In a decree in the interstate water dispute, the Supreme Court found that Nebraska’s water consumption in 2005 and 2006 exceeded its allocation under the Republican River Compact by 70,869 acre...
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