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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am
 LINCOLN – Today, the Governors and Attorneys General of Nebraska and Colorado announced their settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact.  A new agreement between the states was signed by Governor John Hicken...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Committee holds hearings on NCORPE billsHughes' ViewsLast week NCORPE was in the spotlight again. Senator Groene of North Platte introduced two bills that were heard in the Natural Resources Committee. LB 1123 and 1124 both deal with the NCORPE project in Lincoln County...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:00am
The URNRD had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Irrigation Leader Magazine last year to publish a special edition all about our district. Check out the link or stop by the office for a copy!http://waterstrategies.com/assets/il-ne-special-ed-10-2017.pdf
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:45am
11-22-2017As some of you may have seen and heard there is a small group that has organized from Lincoln County called the Landowners for a Common Purpose. This group is trying to force the separation of groundwater rights from surface or land rights on the NCORPE property. I...
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:45am
Midlands VoicesNov 24, 2017 Updated Nov 26, 2017The writer is president of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts.Nebraska created the Natural Resources District system 45 years ago to assist with monitoring and managing water quantity and water quality. Farmers and...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 7:00am
Properly managing natural resources is crucial to ag’s future, and Nebraska's 45-year-old system is being looked at by several states as the long-term answer.Curt Arens | Oct 27, 2017Nebraska's natural resources districts celebrated its 45th birthday in 2017. In 1969, the...
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Letter to the EditorMonday, October 2, 2017Dear Editor,Questions about Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project’s (N-CORPE) ownership of property have recently been raised by some Lincoln County residents who would like the property to be in private hands...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:45am
October 6, 2017 Frenchman-Cambridge Suit Challenging NRD/State Management Plans Dismissed A lawsuit filed by Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District (FCID) challenging water-management plans approved by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Natural...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
04/30/2018 - 7:05am
Watershed Projects Bring Nebraska Estimated Benefits of $80 Million a Year Support Soil and Water Stewardship Week - April 29-May 5 – Share Pictures of What Water Means to You (Lincoln, NE) In honor of Soil and Water Stewardship Week’s theme “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home...Read more
03/23/2018 - 3:43pm
Originally published March 18, 2018 at 7:31 am By GRANT SCHULTE The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groundwater regulators in Nebraska could have a tougher time financing water conservation projects after a bill they endorsed died in the Legislature, but some...Read more
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
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. https://phys.org/news/...Read 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
01/11/2017 - 9:00am
Aurora News Register AURORA, Nebraska - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA’s Natural Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest about $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative this fiscal year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water...Read more
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
12/27/2016 - 8:57am
By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer HOLDREGE — Officials of the Tri-Basin and Lower Republican natural resources districts hope to have results of a Platte-Republican diversion project feasibility study in hand by Christmas. “I’m hoping to get that in the next week to 10 days...Read more

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