Whiskey is For Drinkin' but Water is for Fightin' About: A First-hand Account of Nebraska's Integrated Management of Ground and Surface Water Debate and the Passage of L.B. 108
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Mossman, Stephen D.
INTRODUCTION|No phrase has been more consistently misapplied and wrongfully maligned in Nebraska water law than "conjunctive use." At its most basic, "conjunctive" use means little more than the use of either ground or surface water. What the phrase "conjunctive use" does not naturally mean is regulation or management of those supplies of water. Nebraskans have used conjunctively ground and surface water for most of its unique history in the area of water law. For the last fifty years, and in earnest for the last three, the citizens of the State of Nebraska have been caught up in an argument about the phrase "conjunctive use." In reality, the entire "conjunctive use" debate has been miscast when the real argument has been about something entirely...
30 Creighton L. Rev. 67 (1996-1997)
Creighton University School of Law