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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

Thu, 05/23/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Amid a series of intense rainstorms, eastern Nebraska faced a deluge that brought up to 10 inches of rain within hours. Thanks to a network of floodwater-reduction dams, lives were saved, and property damage was significantly mitigated. These dams,...
Mon, 04/29/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Joined by esteemed guests including Lt. Governor Joe Kelly and representatives from the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Arbor Day Foundation, and Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) celebr...

Regional/National Water News

By Becky Schuerman, Domestic Water/Wastewater Extension Associate In March of 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new limits on six types of PFAS in drinking water. Of the thousands of PFAS in use, these six are believed to be the most prevalent in...Read more
This landowner devised a unique way to filter water leaving his farmland. Tom J. Bechman , Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer March 28, 2024 Using wetlands to filter out sediment, nutrients and other materials from water is not a new idea. Natural wetlands have performed this...Read more