Cornhusker Economics

Potential Economic Impact of the Goshen/Gering-Ft. Laramie Tunnel Collapse

Some surface-water irrigators along the North Platte River in Goshen County, WY, and Scotts Bluff County, NE lost their irrigation water supply due to a partially collapsed tunnel on the Goshen/Gering-Ft. Laramie Canal. The water disruption affected 107,325 acres of cropland in these two counties. A recent report by the University of Wyoming and University of Nebraska-Lincoln estimated the economic impact of this event.

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