In response to the editorial and my blog on irrigation in NE I got the following email from a friend:
“Thanks for the water article. Last week I was in those counties mentioned in the article looking at a damaged corn project. I noticed irrigation well drilling going on everywhere. A non-farmer resident told me that they are drilling all the irrigation wells now before a law against it goes tino affect. He said that there are wells being drilled on fields that never would have had a well put on them if it wasn’t for this new law.
It is the law of unintended consequences poking up its head again.