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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...
Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
By TODD VON KAMPEN todd.vonkampen@nptelegraph.comNov 2, 2019Board members of NCORPE, the water augmentation project in southwest Lincoln County, have invited the developer of four northeast Nebraska wind farms to make a public presentation Monday in Curtis.A representative o...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
By TERRY MARTIN Chairman, NCORPE Board of Directors - Oct 23, 2019The NCORPE Board of Directors would like to clarify some issues relative to taxes and land ownership in Lincoln County. Since 2012, NCORPE (the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement project)...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
 For the 2015-2019 Republican River Compact compliance period, there is approximately a 16,000 acre foot positive balance. Over the last several years, Nebraska has exceeded its Compact allocation by approximately 9,300 acre feet but Kansas has not requested that water...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The NCORPE Board of Directors would like to clarify some issues relative to taxes and land ownership in Lincoln County. Since 2012, NCORPE has paid approximately $1.8 million in taxes and in-lieu of taxes. The amount NCORPE has paid is the same amount Lincoln County would ha...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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
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
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...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
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
12/27/2016
By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer HOLDREGE — Officials of the Tri-Basin and Lower Republican natural resources districts hope to have results of a Platte-Republican diversion project feasibility study in hand by Christmas. “I’m hoping to get that in the next week to 10 days...Read more
12/06/2016
IrrigationNZ is a magazine in New Zealand that states their goal as: " To proactively represent member interests whilst leading the irrigation sector forward in the development of sustainable irrigation and water resource management". Our Communications Coordinator wrote a...Read more
10/31/2016
Published by The Nature Conservancy BOONE, Iowa | August 31, 2016 For the first time ever, leading food and agriculture supply chain companies and conservation organizations have formed an “end-to-end” partnership to support farmers in the improvement of soil health and...Read more
10/31/2016
LUBBOCK TX (October 26, 2016) – Representatives of seven groundwater conservation districts unanimously adopted new Desired Future Conditions (DFCs) for relevant aquifers in Groundwater Management Area # 2 (GMA # 2) at an October 19 meeting at Brownfield. A total average...Read more

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