High Court: Nebraska Should Disgorge $1.8M For Taking Water Belonging To Kansas
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 24 adopted a special master’s recommendation that Nebraska pay Kansas $1.8 million in disgorgement for taking excess water from the Republican River Basin and that the accounting procedures for an interstate water compact be reformed (Kansas v. Nebraska, et al., No. 126, Original, U.S. Sup.; ; 2015 U.S. LEXIS 1501).
(Opinion available. Document #95-150312-005Z.)
On March 9, the court issued a decree changing the accounting procedures and ordering Nebraska to pay Kansas a...