North Platte Natural Resources District Community Drought Plan

NPNRD Community Drought Plan

The NPNRD has been engaged in recent months in its first-ever drought planning process.  This journey began in November 2016, with the successful staging of a Drought Tournament. The Drought Tournament provided an initial opportunity for stakeholders from across the District to begin discussing together the challenges and opportunities that NPNRD communities may face during drought. These conversations, and the ideas they generated, have evolved into the current Drought Plan.  Participating drought-planning stakeholders have brought to the planning process their own personal and sector-related definitions of drought vulnerabilities and impacts, as well as ideas for how to address them. Their efforts have resulted in a Community Drought Plan that addresses education, monitoring, and drought mitigation and response strategies.   This Community Drought Plan represents the combined efforts of planning stakeholders and NPNRD staff to address the needs of the NPNRD itself and the various communities that exist within its borders. 

As the planning process nears completion, the NPNRD wants your feedback on the draft Community Drought Plan. (Click here to view full Drought Plan.)  What excites you about the plan?  What is missing from the plan?  How do you see the activities discussed in the plan being implemented?  How should we measure our progress?

Please submit your comments to .  We will be taking public comment until November 29, 2017. Comments may be incorporated into the draft prior to the NPNRD Board of Directors taking final action on the Plan.