Water Concerns Worry Saratoga Irrigators

Saratoga, Wy – Upper Platte Valley irrigators are nervous about a plan by the state of Wyoming to take some water from Pathfinder Reservoir to help preserve some endangered species in Nebraska. The move would be part of an agreement between the two states. But despite verbal assurances by Wyoming officials that irrigators would not be harme. Platte Valley Water Users Association President Joe Glode wants it in writing. Since the state has been unwilling to provide that, Glode says they are very concerned. He says a reduction in water available to irrigators would harm the local economy.

A meeting on the issue will take place Wednesday at 1:30 at the Platter Valley community center in Saratoga.