- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

ORD, Neb. (AP) - Officials in central Nebraska say groundwater levels in northern Buffalo County have dropped an average of 1.67 feet over the last year.

The Kearney Hub says (http://bit.ly/1hy8I28 ) a report presented Thursday in Ord showed groundwater readings throughout the Lower Loup Natural Resources District dropped by about one-half inch from the spring on 2013 to this spring.

The district includes all or part of 14 counties.

District assistant manager Russell Callan says the Buffalo County numbers are likely the lingering effects of drought. He says there will be more discussion by district officials about what the results might mean for sustainable groundwater use.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, http://www.kearneyhub.com/

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