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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

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 11:00am
DARYL BAUER Nebraska Game and Parks Commission         Jul 11, 2021 Updated Jul 17, 2021It is midsummer, it is hot and that means prime time for blue-green algae blooms.There is not a body of water here that does not have blue-green algae,...
Tue, 07/06/2021 - 11:00am
A new tool for irrigators to track crop water use and evaporation is now on the Upper Republican NRD website. Near the bottom of the home page at is a tab “Weather, Real-Time Rain Amounts, ET and Water Levels” that directs users to the evapotranspiration (E...

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