About the Lower Platte River

Populations

Populations

More than half of Nebraska’s population resides in the Lower Platte River Basin and the two largest municipal water systems in the state, Lincoln Water System (LWS) and Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) water system, have their well fields or major portions of them in the Lower Platte River Basin. This means that more than 50 percent of the State of Nebraska relies on the Lower Platte River for their drinking water needs.