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NPNRD Hosting Producer Meeting

The North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) will be hosting a producer meeting Monday, March 23rd, from 9 am to noon.  The meeting will be held at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.  Staff will be on hand after the meeting to answer questions.  The meeting is free and lunch will be provided.

Topics being covered include 2015 legislation, changes in rules and regulations, flow meters, cost share program, trees and much more!  To RSVP, email npnrd@npnrd.org or call Susie at 632-2749.

Click here to RSVP.

Click here to view press release.

Interactive Recreational Mapping Application

The North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) will be unveiling a new interactive
Recreational Mapping Application. The event will take place at the University of Nebraska Panhandle
Research and Extension Center Auditorium in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on February 26th, 2015, at 7:00pm.
This event will be an opportunity for you to find out more about our fantastic recreational areas.  Attendees will be able to ask questions and check out the map!

Click here to go to out Recreation Mapping page!

NPRND Board Adopted Proposed Rule Changes

The North Platte NRD Board of Director adopted the proposed changes to the Rules & Regulations For the Enforcement of the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection Act.  They also adopted the proposed changes to the Chemigation rules.  The adopted changes are below.

Click Here for the North Platte NRD’s Rules & Regulations For the Enforcement of the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection Act (Index provided below)

  • Chapter 1 – General Provisions
  • Chapter 2 – Procedures for Enforcement
  • Chapter 3 - Certification of Ground Water Use
  • Chapter 4 – Installation and use of Flow Meters
  • Chapter 5 – Transfer of Ground Water
  • Chapter 6 - Allocation of Ground Water for the Overappropriated Portion of the District  (Excluding the Pumpkin Creek Basin Subarea)
  • Chapter 7 – Allocation of Ground Water for the Pumpkin Creek Basin Ground Water Management Subarea
  • Chapter 8 - Lisco-Oshkosh-Lewellen Ground Water Quality Management Subarea.

Click Here for the adopted Chemigation Rules

Order for Conservation Trees Available 

Autumn is the time to start thinking about conservation trees.  North Platte NRD staff are available to help with the planning, ordering, site preparation, and planting.  Contact Roy or Craig at 308-632-2749 or visit our Conservation Tree page.

Click here to download our tree order form.

Hydrographs and Water Monitoring Interactive Maps

The North Platte NRD has one of the most extensive water monitoring programs in the country.  Staff collect data on ground water levels and water quality measurements routinely, and we have processed the data into an interactive map.  We have also developed animated timeline that shows our monitoring well program.  Click here to check out the timeline!

Monitoring Well Mapping 1

Click on the map above to see our interactive maps!


Flow Meter Readings Starting October 1st

Staff from the North Platte NRD will be heading out to conduct flow meter readings throughout the District.  The readings will last throughout October and November, and the readings are used to determine how much ground water was pumped that year and how much ground water is left in the allocation period.  Reports are then generated and sent out to each landowner.  If you have any questions about our flow meters, contact our office at 308-632-2749.

2014 Poster Contest Deadline is Set

The 2014 North Platte NRD Poster Contest deadline is set for November 14th.  This year’s theme is Digging Deep: Mysteries in the Soil.  The contest is open for students K-8.  Click on the links below for more information.  Contest coordinator David Wolf is available to make presentations on the poster contest and offer information on our soils.  

Click Here for Poster Contest Web Page

Click Here for Poster Contest Resources page

Recharge Projects and Task Force Presentations 

The 517 Water Funding Task Force held a meeting and tour in Alliance October 11th.  After the tour, the task force ended up in Bridgeport for lunch.  The task force was charge by the Nebraska Legislature to find funding sources for water projects.  John Berge, General Manager, provided two separate presentations to the group.  The presentations are below.

Overview of North Platte NRD Ground Water Management

Surface Water Recharge Pilot Project for 517 Group

Click here for a radio interview about the Hoehn recharge project by NET.

ET Gauges Help with Irrigation Water Management 

UNL Extension Educator Gary Stone and UNL Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist, Dr. Gary Hergert explain a program on how evapotranspiration (ET) gauges can be used to help producers manage their water supply.

Click Here for the article.

Get Your Water Use Reports and Other Information via E-mail

The North Platte NRD is now providing various reports and information via e-mail. 

Click Here if you would like to get your 2014 Annual Ground Water Use Report via e-mail!

Click Here if you would like to update your address, phone, or e-mail!  If you have an update in ownership or operator, please call Jackie at 308-632-2749. 

Click Here if you would like to receive the North Platte NRD Newsletter and/or updates via e-mail. 


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The NRDs also have two apps available to download.  Just search NRD and download the apps for free.  The NRD Outdoor Recreation app displays information and maps to all the NRD operated recreational areas.  The Conservation Trees for Nebraska provides pictures and information on the trees recommend to be planted in Nebraska.  Both apps are available for Apple and Android.

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The Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund has generously provided funds for North Platte NRD projects: the Aerial Geophysical (HEM) Survey .


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North Platte NRD / 100547 Airport Rd / P.O. Box 280 / Scottsbluff NE  69363-0280

Phone: 308-632-2749 / Fax: 308-632-4346