Appendix to Decree
This paragraph limits the extent to which these canals may stop the federal reservoirs from storing water and the Casper Canal from diverting natural flow water. It does not place any absolute ceilings or other restrictions on the quantities of water that these canals may actually divert. Nebraska v. Wyoming, 507 U. S., at 603; see also Nebraska v. Wyoming, 515 U. S., at 10.
V. The natural flow in the Guernsey Dam to Tri-State Dam section between and including May 1 and September 30 of each year, including the contribution of Spring Creek, be and the same hereby is apportioned between Wyoming and Nebraska on the basis of twenty-five per cent to Wyoming and seventy-five per cent to Nebraska, with the right granted Nebraska to designate from time to time the portion of its share which shall be delivered into the Interstate, Fort Laramie, French, and Mitchell Canals for use on the Nebraska lands served by these canals. The natural flow in a portion of certain tributaries and drains as defined in paragraph V(a) shall also be included in the natural flow apportioned by this paragraph. The State of Nebraska, its officers, attorneys, agents, and employees, and the State of Wyoming, its officers, attorneys, agents, and employees, are hereby enjoined and restrained from diversion or use contrary to this apportionment, provided that in the apportionment of water in this section the flow for each day, until ascertainable, shall be assumed to be the same as that of the preceding day, as shown by the measurements and computations for that day. Provided further that:
(a) Diversions under surface water rights for irrigation purposes from those parts of the tributaries and drains to the North Platte River that lie within the area bounded by Whalen Diversion Dam on the west, the Ft. Laramie Canal on the south, the Interstate Canal on the north, and the Wyoming-Nebraska state line on the east, excluding the drainage basins of the Laramie River and Horse Creek, shall be administered and accounted as diversions of natural flowPage: Index Previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Next
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