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Friday, September 25, 2020
A special meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) Board of Directors concerning requests for variances to the URNRD’s Rules and Regulations for Groundwater Control will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the URNRD office at 511 East Fif...
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The Upper and Middle Republican Natural Resources Districts and Southwest Weed Management (SWWM) have partnered together to tackle invasive weed species throughout the URNRD and along the Republican River Basin.One of the targeted noxious weed species is the non-native phrag...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
By Lori Potter, Hub Staff WriterBERTRAND — What a difference a year has made at Nebraska’s largest lake.Water levels at Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s Lake McConaughy were nearly 15 feet lower Tuesday than on Aug. 11, 2019, CNPPID Irrigation Op...
Monday, June 22, 2020
While farmer and exhibitor interest remains, the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days cancelled for 2020ST. CHARLES, ILL. (June 29, 2020) — For more than 65 years, farmers have turned to the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days for the latest information a...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Soil health advocates say interest is growing in nurturing the vital natural resource, but there’s no standard way to measure soil health or predict its potential for improvement.Now, a soil scientist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proposing a concept —&...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Natural Resources Conservation Service accepting funding applications through July 13. LINCOLN, June 15, 2020 – Farmers know when they lose soil, they lose profits. Preventing soil erosion is good for the environment and for producers’ bottom line. The USD...
Friday, June 5, 2020
 The Upper Republican NRD is no longer accepting applications for cost share on soil moisture probes. All $86,000 we received in a grant from the state’s Water Sustainability Fund for the probes used in 2019 and 2020 has been obligated for approximately 215 probes use...
Monday, April 13, 2020
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...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Applications for groundwater well permits and variance applications are now available online at https://urnrd.gworks.com/. 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...
Monday, February 3, 2020
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 one-half the co...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
10/11/2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12/27/2016
Addition of 88 projects brings federal, partner investment to over $2 billion since 2014 WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 88 high-impact projects across the country will receive $225 million in federal funding as part of the...Read more

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