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Water Resources of Nebraska
Welcome to the USGS Web page for the Nebraska Water Science Center (NEWSC). Here you'll find information on Nebraska's rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.
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Groundwater/Surface-Water Interactions in the Loup River Basin
Streams in the Loup River basin are sensitive to groundwater withdrawals because of the close hydrologic connection between groundwater and surface water. Pumping from aquifers that are hydrologically connected to surface-water bodies can have a significant effect on the streams by reducing the groundwater discharge to surface water. An evaluation of any groundwater management strategy needs to involve consideration of the impact on surface-water resources. Four stream reaches, totaling approximately 320 river miles, have been identified by the Upper and Lower Loup Natural Resources Districts as priority streams where additional groundwater/surface-water interaction information is needed to properly manage their water resources.
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