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

NRD News & Events

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:15am
The Hastings TribuneThe Nebraska Department of Natural Resources once again will close surface water appropriations in the Republican River Basin for 2017, effective today.NDNR announced Friday that 2017 will be another Compact Call Year in the Republican basin, and that the...
Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:30pm
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:31 pm | Updated: 12:33 pm, Tue Nov 22, 2016.By LORI POTTER Hub Staff WriterKEARNEY — The ability of farmers around the world to produce more food with existing resources may depend on learning about water sustainability...

Regional/National Water News

01/05/2017 - 4:01pm
World-Herald editorial Look at just about any region of the world, and you’ll find heated disputes between countries or regions when it comes to sharing water. Sometimes disagreements get violent. Consider what happened in India in September. More than 15,000 law...Read more
12/27/2016 - 9:05am
Addition of 88 projects brings federal, partner investment to over $2 billion since 2014 WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 88 high-impact projects across the country will receive $225 million in federal funding as part of the...Read more