community leaders, conservation organizations, the North Platte
Natural Resources District, based in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and
other western Nebraskans incorporated the new North Platte
Valley Water Association in August 2012 to "protect, preserve
and promote" water resources and irrigated agriculture in the
North Platte Valley.
education, outreach and government affairs efforts across
Nebraska, the NPVWA goal is to continue use and conservation of
the North Platte Valley's integral
economic engine - the
North Platte River
system and its ancillary water resources.
Irrigation in the Valley produces more than $516.4 million a
year in crops alone. Irrigation demands are great across
Nebraska, particularly in the
of the Panhandle.