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October Regular Meeting Notice 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Curtis Community Center, 201 Garlick Avenue, Curtis, Nebraska.  The agenda, kept current, is available during regular business hours at the NRD office in Curtis.  Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations should call the NRD at 308-367-4281 or 800-873-5613 five days prior to the meeting.

Reminder on Irrigation Usage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 2013-2017 allocation period is in its last year, along with that has come several questions about water usage and penalties. The MRNRD Board of Directors has approved the next allocation period for 2018- 2022 and producers will have 60” allocation plus an allowable reserve of up to 12” (IF YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE OR AS ADJUSTED FOR PENALTIES IMPOSED BY OVERUSE) from the 2013-2017 allocation period.

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New USGS Map of High Plains Aquifer Represents Conditions After Enacting Changes to Ag Management Practices

Monday, February 27, 2017

Water-level changes from 2002 to 2015 were examined in wells screened in the High Plains aquifer within the Republican River Basin and the results are now available in a 

USDA TO INVEST $150 MILLION THROUGH CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM TO HELP IMPROVE WORKING LANDS

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and Tribal working lands.

“MIDDLE REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT GOING TO SUB-DISTRICTS”

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District will be transitioning into sub-districts for their election of board members.  These changes will be in effect for the 2016 election year.  The MRNRD Board of Directors is currently an eleven person board all elected at large.  The new set-up for this board will be a thirteen person board and will result in a major change in how members will be elected. This will be something that hasn’t been looked at or changed for the last 20 years.

Notice of Adopting the MRNRD Integrated Management Plan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

STATE OF NEBRASKA 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

NOTICE OF ORDER ADOPTING SURFACE WATER CONTROLS AND THE MIDDLE 

REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN

“SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA’S WATER LEADER”

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Middle Republican NRD has been very busy making changes to their district the last few months.  These changes have been rewarding but yet challenging at the same time while trying to reflect all of their goals and objectives.

“MIDDLE REPUBLICAN NRD GETS ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR WATER QUANTITY & QUALITY”

Monday, November 16, 2015

The newly approved Middle Republican Natural Resources District project includes Hayes, Hitchcock, and Red Willow counties, and part of Frontier and Lincoln counties. The project will enable participants to voluntarily implement practices to conserve irrigation water and improve groundwater quality.

“SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA’S WATER LEADER”

Monday, November 16, 2015

Our Farmers deserve Praise here in the Middle Republican Natural Resources District (MRNRD).  MRNRD producers have been doing their part in sustaining the water resource. The MRNRD would like to recognize the efforts made by our local farmers that will result in sustaining our natural resources for generations to come. A sustainable natural resource base is key to the economic success in the area and necessary in providing the environment for future generations to make this their home.

Middle Republican NRD to begin flow meter readings Oct. 1

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District reminds producers that employees of the NRD will be entering property beginning Oct. 1, and continue through the end of December for the purpose of recording the readings of flow meters.   This will include all irrigation wells you may have on your property.

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