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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

Tue, 10/22/2019
 For the 2015-2019 Republican River Compact compliance period, there is approximately a 16,000 acre foot positive balance. Over the last several years, Nebraska has exceeded its Compact allocation by approximately 9,300 acre feet but Kansas has not requested that water...
Tue, 10/22/2019
The NCORPE Board of Directors would like to clarify some issues relative to taxes and land ownership in Lincoln County. Since 2012, NCORPE has paid approximately $1.8 million in taxes and in-lieu of taxes. The amount NCORPE has paid is the same amount Lincoln County would ha...

Regional/National Water News

07/22/2019 - 10:09am
By Susan Szalewski / World-Herald staff writer Jul 15, 2019 South-central Nebraska communities that were hit with heavy rain and flooding last week were in “full recovery mode” Sunday, an emergency management official said. Residents ripped out soggy drywall and other...Read more
04/10/2019 - 11:06pm
LINCOLN, NE. , April 10, 2019 – The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments...Read more