Developing Nebraska's Natural Resources...
Protecting Lives,
Protecting Property,
Protecting the Future

The Lower Republican NRD will be hosting "Coffee with the NRD" gatherings across the district. this will be an opportunity to learn and ask questions about what is happening in the Lower Republican NRD.

Staff and Directors will be providing updates on district programs and services, as well as current and future projects sponsored by the Lower Republican NRD.

Below is a sampling of topics that will be discussed:

*Ground Water Quality Programs and LRNRD's Rural Water project

*Ground Water Allocations - 2022 usage and pumping history for the Lower Republican NRD

      - The next 5-year period (2023-2027) begins on January 1, 2023

*Ground Water Management Rules & Regulations

     - Highlighting changes to several sections

*Republican River Compact (RRC) - outlook for next year and beyond

     - A Compact Call Year appears likely for 2023

*Harlan County Lake (HCL) - current conditions and future projections

     - Lake elevation is over 7' below normal pool level

*NCORPE Augmentation Project - status update

Please plan on joining us at one of the following locations:

 November 29 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Johnson Center  Alma
 December 1 9:00 - 11:00 am Superior Country Club Superior
 December 1 1:00 - 3:00 pm Community Center Red Cloud
 December 6 9:00 - 11:00 am City Hall Hildreth
 December 6 1:00 - 3:00 pm Franklin Country Club Franklin
 December 13 9:00 - 11:00 am Community Building Holbrook
 December 13 1:30 - 3:30 pm Hilltop Event Center Oxford


The Lower Republican Natural Resources District adopted the Republican River-Basin Wide Plan on March 1, 2019.  Please click on the file below to review the Full Basin Wide Plan.



   pdf Occupation Tax Allocation Ltr Jan 2022               pdf Occupation Tax Exempt Form 2022

*Please note that beginning in 2018, both the Owner and Operator are required to sign.

Chemigation Rules and Regulations Effective 3-19-2015

Chemigation Form located at the top right of this page under DOWNLOAD FORMS

Chemigation Form Instructions



NCORPE Website    pdf NCORPE Factsheet

 Check out this awesome, informative video about the augmentation project south of North Platte

N-CORPE Augmentation Project

Click on the link below to go to the DNR website to look up wells.  At the bottom of the page you can access On-line Options and Information which has forms you may need to change ownership, making a well inactive, modification, etc.

Groundwater Well Registration

Option 1

Click on the link with the compatible excel for your computer and enable editing on the bar at the top.  Choose meter type, type in Field Name and click on Make Field.  At the bottom of the screen is a tab with the Field Name you just entered.  Click on that and it will take you into the calculator sheet. 

  spreadsheet Calculator for Excel 2003                     default Calculator for Excel 2010

Option 2

A link to UNL's Irrigation Meter Calculator:

Option 3

If you prefer a paper method, you can use this  pdf Printable Formula .

  pdf Employment Application (2021)  

Lower Republican NRD | 30 North John Street | P.O. Box 618 | Alma, NE 68920 | Phone: 308.928.2182 

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