Record drought is causing Nebraska's Platte River to dry up and that's threatening the water supply for the state's second-largest city of Lincoln.
The river's low level is putting the pinch on Lincoln's 260,000 residents because they get their water from wells sunk next to the Platte near Ashland.
Adding to the problem is the competition for water from Omaha, Nebraska's largest city. Omaha has put in dozens of wells both upstream and downstream from Lincoln's along the Platte over the past 10 years.
Jerry Obrist, chief engineer for the Lincoln Water Department, has been monitoring the area's water levels and said the river's flows are as low as those seen in the drought of 1955.
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