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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though officials say Omaha's tap water has met federal standards for lead for years, a local health organization is planning to test tap water for lead in light of the widespread contamination in Flint, Michigan.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state report says Nebraska groundwater is recovering from the drought that ran from early 2012 through summer 2013.

A UNO expert on water says the crisis that has sickened thousands of Flint, Michigan, residents is unlikely to happen in other cities.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad wants to extend a one-cent sales tax established in 2008 to make improvements in school buildings by 20 years and to divert a portion of the money toward water quality projects.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Disputes over the Republican River continue to cost Nebraska millions in legal expenses despite a new promise of cooperation with fellow river states Kansas and Colorado.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands.

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. (AP) — Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District water users have filed a second lawsuit seeking damages for lost irrigation water.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new study suggests that nitrates may play a key role in increasing uranium contamination in groundwater.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some of Nebraska's groundwater regulators are joining forces to ensure that their districts' long-term water supply remains sustainable.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State lawmakers are calling for greater scrutiny of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in western Nebraska.

Report examines pollution in Nebraska's waterways

Jun 24, 2014

A new report says Nebraska has the sixth most polluted waterways in the nation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill designed to help Nebraska prepare for floods, water shortages and water quality problems.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A leading groundwater management group says state aid for canals, ponds and other storage projects is the best way to preserve Nebraska's long-term water supply.