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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, 06/02/2021 - 11:00am
For a state located in the middle of the continent, Nebraska has an abundance of water — in most years, that is, and in many parts of the state, but not everywhere all the time.The Cornhusker State has more miles of streams and rivers than any other state, and more groundw...
Wed, 05/26/2021 - 8:00am
NCORPE24871 S. Lone Star Rd.North Platte, NE 69101308-534-6752 Job Description:Operations Assistant/Rangeland Coordinator: Job Duties:  Assist with operation of wellfield and water delivery systems.  Help manage seeding operations, assist with range manag...

Regional/National Water News

05/28/2021 - 2:55pm
Central Valley Farmers to Get No Allocation Farmers in California’s Central Valley Project will get none of their water allocations in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Urban areas served by the Central Valley Project will receive 25% of their contracted...Read more
05/26/2021 - 9:28am
With threats of water scarcity complicating the need to feed a growing global population, it is more important than ever to get crop irrigation right. Overwatering can deplete local water supplies and lead to polluted runoff, while underwatering can lead to sub-optimal crop...Read more