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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


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

Fri, 07/01/2016
The Upper Republican NRD has received preliminary approval for a $300,00 grant that will help the District conserve more water and prepare for periods of drought when water availability is most vital. The District is one of 14 entities nationally and the only in Nebraska to...
Wed, 05/25/2016
The Furnas County District Court has dismissed two lawsuits from Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District water users against the State of Nebraska. The lawsuits alleged, among other things, that the State improperly administered surface water for the purposes of maintaining...