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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, 09/12/2018 - 10:45am
Natural Resources Districts Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed at Husker Harvest Days Inductees’ work in natural resources creates better future for Nebraskans(GRAND ISLAND, NE) – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRD) three Hall of Fame inductees were announced in...
Fri, 08/24/2018
 The Nebraska Supreme Court on June 22 rejected arguments that property ownership and groundwater access can be decoupled when ruling that most of the Rock Creek Augmentation Project property in Dundy County is exempt from property taxes. “We find no reason to tr...

Regional/National Water News

10/11/2018 - 8:44am
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) announces that funding is available to Nebraska farmers to replace eligible agricultural irrigation pump diesel engines with all-electric equipment. The diesel engine may be replaced with a new electric motor or by...Read more
04/30/2018 - 7:05am
Watershed Projects Bring Nebraska Estimated Benefits of $80 Million a Year Support Soil and Water Stewardship Week - April 29-May 5 – Share Pictures of What Water Means to You (Lincoln, NE) In honor of Soil and Water Stewardship Week’s theme “Watersheds, Our Water, Our Home...Read more