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WELCOME TO THE LOWER REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT
The Lower Republican Natural Resources District emcompasses south central Nebraska's Republican River Basin, including Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, most of Webster and part of Nuckolls counties. It is our job to protect, preserve and develop Nebraska's natural resources within the region.

IRRIGATION METER CALCULATOR

Monday, January 17, 2022

WATER RESOURCES TECHNICIAN HELP WANTED

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 www.lrnrd.org/news.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 PUBLIC  NOTICE MEETING OF THE LOWER REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT

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: www.lrnrd.org

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 spoyser@lrnrd.org.

Nebraska Open Meetings Act

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS HELD FOR TURKEY AND THOMPSON CREEK PROJECTS

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 websiteswww.turkeycreek—lrnrd.org and www.thompsoncreek-lrnrd.org.

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; tsiel@lrnrd.org; 308-928-2182

Stacey Roach, Olsson, 601 P Street, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68508; sroach@olsson.com; 402-474-6311

 

Upcoming Events

1 Feb
10 Feb
LRNRD Board Meeting
02.10.2022 2:00 pm

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