From a Nebraska - Platte River Basin perspective, students will read background information describing the physical characteristics of water, where it originates, how its used for hydroelectricity, farming, ranching, manufacturing, wildlife, human consumption. We'll look at preselected web sources used by students, teachers, decision-makers and citizens, then summarize the content of each web source and prepare our notes for presentation to members of our group. Water and its uses is a real-world topic which has engaged many people in Nebraska and throughout the world since recorded history. As these web documents are written for people from all parts of the world, the reading level may be challenging for some.
Three sites which everyone will read are
Art Hovey's article "Nebraska and Wyoming's RIVER Tug of War", Lincoln Journal Star Sun. 04 February 2001