Jess, J. M., 2003. Water Transfers and Marketing in Nebraska (ESN-5): 6 pp., size 8.5" x 11". Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of the current state of laws in Nebraska that regulate transfer of surface water or groundwater. Surface-water appropriations and transfer are governed by laws that are straight forward but numerous. Regulations on transfers of groundwater have been left largely to the courts. They are often governed by the common law prohibition on transfer from overlying land, but various exceptions have been set forth.