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

UNL Extension is offering chemigation training. If you need your chemigation license renewed or would like to obtain a new one, Click on the link below to find a time that works for you.

The Lower Republican NRD Rural Water District is accepting sealed bids for an Astro storage building, originally constructed in 1977, and the associated lots (ca. 1.5 acres). The building has one walk in door on the east and double sliding doors on the north. The property is located at 867 20th Avenue, in Franklin, Nebraska. Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. April 7th, at the Lower Republican NRD office:    P. O. Box 618, Alma, NE 68920. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to view the property, please call (308) 928-2182. The Lower Republican NRD reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.

Demensions: Building: 90' X 54', Walls: 14', Double Sliding Doors: 23.5' X 13.75'


Is water from your private well safe to drink? If your drinking water test levels are above 10 PPM of nitrates, you may be eligible for a rebate on a reverse osmosis system to remove nitrates from you private well. Private wells must be registered with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. For well registration information visit: You must also get your well tested by the state laboratory. To request a test kit go to: Funding amounts up to $4,000 per small treatment installations are available. Application period opens January 1, 2023. Ranking will be based on concentration of nitrate.  For more information about the rebate, please visit:

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 2023            pdf Occupation Tax Exempt Form 2023

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

Chemigation Rules and Regulations have been incorporated into the Lower Republican NRD Rules and Regulations below.

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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