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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...
Thursday, July 6, 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...
Monday, April 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...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:30am
2nd Annual URNRD Water Conference“H2Overview – Local to National Water Matters”March 27, 2017Presentations from local, regional and national water policy, legal and technical expertsFree event and lunch, soil moisture probe vendors on handRSVP to dfranck@urnrd.org or 3...
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:00am
Cambridge Irrigation District water users who claimed their property rights were superior to the Republican River Compact and that state administration of surface water to comply with the Compact deprived them of all economic benefits failed to persuade the Nebraska Supreme...

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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
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
12/06/2016 - 9:13am
IrrigationNZ is a magazine in New Zealand that states their goal as: " To proactively represent member interests whilst leading the irrigation sector forward in the development of sustainable irrigation and water resource management". Our Communications Coordinator wrote a...Read more
10/31/2016 - 2:46pm
Published by The Nature Conservancy BOONE, Iowa | August 31, 2016 For the first time ever, leading food and agriculture supply chain companies and conservation organizations have formed an “end-to-end” partnership to support farmers in the improvement of soil health and...Read more

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