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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

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:15pm
By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writerJul 6, 2017 Updated Jul 6, 2017NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A pipeline that would pump water into the Platte River during dry years to help improve and maintain habitat for threatened or endangered species in central Nebraska is on track...
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...

Regional/National Water News

07/11/2017 - 9:12am
Hub Opinion Jul 5, 2017 Nebraska author Willa Cather’s “The Song of the Lark” is about a young woman yearning to escape to the city from her rural Colorado town, and, as with many of Cather’s novels, the book is a tribute to determination and its undeniable connection to...Read more
07/11/2017 - 9:10am
By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Jul 5, 2017 Updated Jul 5, 2017 SMITHFIELD — An important step soon may be complete for a proposal to divert excess Platte River flows into the Republican Basin. The project would take the Platte water, when available, from the Central...Read more