What water can tell you about people

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March 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

When David Freeman sees a center-pivot system he thinks about all the people involved with controlling the water it uses, from landowners and local officials to state and federal regulators. There is one epic story that has captured Freeman's attention for the past 15 years: the negotiations among 3 states to protect 4 endangered species on the Platte River in central Nebraska. The Platte River Recovery program was approved by the Governors of Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming nearly 5 years ago. Freeman talked to NET News' Grant Gerlock about the book he's written on the history and the people behind that water deal, Implementing the Endangered Species Act on the Platte Basin Water Commons published by the University Press of Colorado.



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