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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

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 9:00am
By Lori Potter, Hub Staff WriterBERTRAND — What a difference a year has made at Nebraska’s largest lake.Water levels at Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s Lake McConaughy were nearly 15 feet lower Tuesday than on Aug. 11, 2019, CNPPID Irrigation Op...
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 10:00am
While farmer and exhibitor interest remains, the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days cancelled for 2020ST. CHARLES, ILL. (June 29, 2020) — For more than 65 years, farmers have turned to the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days for the latest information a...

Regional/National Water News

07/25/2020 - 9:41am
Editor's Note The following is excerpted notes from Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Director of Communications Bob Kjelland who visited with Timothy Pautler, a third-generation family farmer and irrigator who lives at Stratton, Colorado, and serves on multiple boards and he...Read more
06/29/2020 - 12:12pm
by KHGI KEARNEY, Neb. — Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Kearney by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kearney Park and Recreation staff discovered the tree on a street terrace, according to the NDA. The...Read more