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The Upper Republican Natural Resources District preserves and protects groundwater and other natural resources in a three-county region of Southwest Nebraska. The District uses its groundwater-management authorities to sustain the region’s strong, agricultural-based economy over the long term so future generations can enjoy the quality of life that exists within the District. The URNRD also works closely with the State of Nebraska and other NRDs to implement and operate projects that maintain compliance with an interstate water compact, the Republican River Compact.


Upper Republican Natural Resources District

NRD News & Events

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:45am
North Platte, NEB. – The Nebraska Supreme Court on April 7 upheld the Lincoln County District Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging several actions and authorities of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project (NCORPE) augmentation proj...
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:30am
2nd Annual URNRD Water Conference“H2Overview – Local to National Water Matters”March 27, 2017Presentations from local, regional and national water policy, legal and technical expertsFree event and lunch, soil moisture probe vendors on handRSVP to or 3...

Regional/National Water News

06/08/2017 - 11:45am
New technology being tested in Nebraska detects the moisture content of soils and crops using reflected satellite signals. If the technology pans out, it could help reduce water consumption and allow farmers to make more informed irrigation decisions. more
03/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Carol Ryan Dumas Capital Press Published on February 18, 2017 5:35PM BURLEY, Idaho — While managing flood waters is the most immediate concern for water managers in Southern Idaho, the biggest issue by far is the health of the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer. At the core...Read more