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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:00am
New water-usage tools for irrigators in the Upper Republican NRD will be improved under a joint project with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.The URNRD and UNL have erected an Eddy Covariance (EC) System in Perkins County. The EC tower measures the movement and speed of ed...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:45am
The Upper Republican NRD is offering a total of 6 scholarships to 6th, 7th and 8th graders interested in attending ACE Camp on June 16-19 in Halsey, Neb. The scholarships are for $108 apiece, cutting the cost of the camp from $215 to $107 for each child awarded one. Complete...
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:45am
The Upper Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors has recently appointed two new members to the board, filling all the vacant subdistrict seats.Retired rancher Harry Merrihew is the representative of subdistrict 5 encompassing the east side of the City of Im...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:45am
The Upper Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors has appointed Janice Stroup, who lives in Eastern Dundy County, to the Board to fill the Subdistrict 1 seat, formerly held by Mick Strand. Stroup is an agronomist as well as a farmer who owns and operates a c...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:15am
IMPERIAL, Neb. – Cost-share funds that pay for one-half of the cost of soil moisture probes are available from the Upper Republican NRD.The NRD is accepting applications from ag producers/landowners in Chase, Dundy and Perkins Counties to get reimbursed for the cost of up...
Wednesday, September 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...
Friday, August 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...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:30pm
  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...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am
 LINCOLN – Today, the Governors and Attorneys General of Nebraska and Colorado announced their settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact.  A new agreement between the states was signed by Governor John Hicken...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
04/10/2019 - 11:06pm
LINCOLN, NE. , April 10, 2019 – The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments...Read more
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
03/23/2018 - 3:43pm
Originally published March 18, 2018 at 7:31 am By GRANT SCHULTE The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groundwater regulators in Nebraska could have a tougher time financing water conservation projects after a bill they endorsed died in the Legislature, but some...Read more
07/11/2017 - 9:12am
Hub Opinion Jul 5, 2017 Nebraska author Willa Cather’s “The Song of the Lark” is about a young woman yearning to escape to the city from her rural Colorado town, and, as with many of Cather’s novels, the book is a tribute to determination and its undeniable connection to...Read more
07/11/2017 - 9:10am
By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Jul 5, 2017 Updated Jul 5, 2017 SMITHFIELD — An important step soon may be complete for a proposal to divert excess Platte River flows into the Republican Basin. The project would take the Platte water, when available, from the Central...Read more
06/08/2017 - 11:45am
New technology being tested in Nebraska detects the moisture content of soils and crops using reflected satellite signals. If the technology pans out, it could help reduce water consumption and allow farmers to make more informed irrigation decisions. https://phys.org/news/...Read more
03/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Carol Ryan Dumas Capital Press Published on February 18, 2017 5:35PM BURLEY, Idaho — While managing flood waters is the most immediate concern for water managers in Southern Idaho, the biggest issue by far is the health of the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer. At the core...Read more
01/11/2017 - 9:00am
Aurora News Register AURORA, Nebraska - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA’s Natural Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest about $8 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative this fiscal year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water...Read more
01/05/2017 - 4:01pm
World-Herald editorial Look at just about any region of the world, and you’ll find heated disputes between countries or regions when it comes to sharing water. Sometimes disagreements get violent. Consider what happened in India in September. More than 15,000 law...Read more

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