Drop of Water

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

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 8:45am
LINCOLN – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has issued an order easing restrictions on pesticide applicators whose licenses are up for renewal. The order temporarily postpones certain training requirement...
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 3:15pm
Applications for groundwater well permits and variance applications are now available online at You are urged to use the online application process while the NRD office is closed to unscheduled visits from the public due to the Coronavirus out...

Regional/National Water News

02/25/2020 - 11:25am
By Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska Communications, 2/25/2020 Six decades after pouring water into its livestock production, the United States is investing relative drops in the bucket to produce its meat, milk and eggs, says a recent analysis from the University of...Read more
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