Drop of Water

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


Water Related News

Mon, 06/13/2016
Dickens, Neb. – The NCORPE augmentation project in Lincoln County has ceased Republican River Compact compliance operations for the spring of 2016, having prevented an irrigation shutdown on approximately 300,000 acres in the Republican Basin. "An irrigation shutdown...
Tue, 03/01/2016
Imperial, NE – Water-related information important to the livelihoods of area farmers and residents including an overview from the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office of lawsuits from surface water users will be presented on March 25 at a conference in Imperial.The first...

General News/Events

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:00am
Jasper Fanning, general manager of the Upper Republican NRD, discusses the resolutions on the Republican River Compact during a podcast with the Rural Radio Network.Listen here: 
Thu, 09/15/2016 - 9:15am
The Upper Republican NRD Board on Sept. 13 approved a property tax levy that is the same as last year, $0.55 per $100 of valuation. Since property valuations have slightly risen, imposing the same mill levy will generate $53,462 more than last year. The original proposal wou...