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The Lower Republican NRD is accepting resumes for the position of Water Resources Technician in Furnas County and western Harlan County.  Qualifications include: understanding of basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office; experience in natural resources, agriculture, or other directly related fields.  This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and standard benefits package.

Primary responsibilities include groundwater monitoring, chemigation inspections, flow meter maintenance and inspection, ultrasonic flow meter operation, and data entry.  Approximately 75% of the job is outside fieldwork.

Individuals interested in the position must submit an application to the Lower Republican NRD, PO Box 618, 30 North John Street, Alma, NE 68920-0618.  Applications can be obtained by calling the office at (308) 928-2182 or on our website at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



The Lower Republican NRD Board of Directors hereby provides public notice that the regular monthly public meeting of the Lower Republican NRD will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 2 pm, in the Lower Republican NRD Meeting Room, 30 John Street, Alma, NE. 

An agenda of the meeting is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the LRNRD office, on the front door of the NRCS offices, and at the following website:

Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and services necessary for participation by contacting Shirlee Poyser, Lower Republican NRD office, 30 John Street, Alma, NE, telephone (308) 928-2182 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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pdf The Lower Republican NRD along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) held two public information open houses regarding the preparation of Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessments (EAs) for both the Turkey Creek watershed in Gosper and Furnas counties, and the Thompson Creek watershed in Franklin and Kearney counties.  More information can be found at these project-specific websites www.turkeycreek— and

The Lower Republican NRD has received funding from NRCS to develop the Watershed Plan—EAs.  The purpose of the Watershed Plan—EAs is to find solutions to improve agricultural water management, provide flood prevention, and improve watershed protection. The goal is to establish a recommended Plan—EA for each watershed through an assessment of alternatives supported by the public and NRCS, the project sponsor. Potential projects and alternatives that may be evaluated include, but are not limited to, a large dam, several small dams, irrigation district conveyance structures improvements, and a variety of agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Any questions about these projects should be directed to:

Todd Siel, Lower Republican NRD, 30 North John Street, PO Box 618, Alma, NE 68920; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 308-928-2182

Stacey Roach, Olsson, 601 P Street, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68508; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdf ; 402-474-6311


Lower Republican NRD | 30 North John Street | P.O. Box 618 | Alma, NE 68920 | Phone: 308.928.2182 / 800.353.1297 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.