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

Tree Planting Webster Co 2018 website

The LRNRD Cost shares on minimum orders of 100 trees or $100 per planting. Orders are accepted at the County NRCS offices for planting this spring.  Below is a list of the available trees and shrubs.  Please contact your county NRCS office for availability. The deadline for tree orders is March 9th. 2019 Tree List  For more information click here.


The bidding process is now open till January 15, 2019 for producers to submit a bid for Spring grazing at NCORPE.  Click on the link below for a bid sheet and instructions.

  pdf NCORPE Adv Spec Bid Sheet 2019 Spring

 NCORPE Grazing

With water covering over 71% of the Earth, it has a big impact on our lives. It affects our climate, agriculture, industry, transportation and more. The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program has a new traveling exhibit “Water/Ways.” It explores the importance of water and how it is at the center of our culture and our environment. There are 5 copies of the traveling exhibit across the country. We are excited to be hosting it here in South Central Nebraska at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege beginning on November 17th and running through December 21stFor more information click on the link.

More information can be found on the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan website.  It contains agendas, handouts presentations and other documents share and the Republican River Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings.

Diesel pump irrigation

pdf Clean Diesel Rebates Available

Lower Republican Natural Resources District (LRNRD) and Nebraska Bostwick Irrigation District (NBID) have signed an Agreement through which the LRNRD will contribute $1 million to Bostwick’s upcoming automated gate project. This project will significantly improve the efficiency of the Franklin Canal in South Central Nebraska helping to preserve precious water in the Republican Basin.

Click on the link to read the full story.

Bostwick Rubicon Gate reduced    pdf NCORPE Factsheet

Platte link to NCORPE under construction; Republican pumping for compact compliance less in 2017, Kearney Hub

NCORPE officials seeking wind-solar project proposals, Kearney Hub 

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

N-CORPE Augmentation Project

Project pdf Fact Sheet

pdf DRAFT of pdf Platte-Republican Diversion Project Feasibility Review

CNPPID Approves Diversion Project with NRDs

NET Story "Proposal Would Divert Platte River Water to the Republican River"  View the story here.


  pdf Occupation Tax Letter               pdf Occupation Tax Exempt Form 2018

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

pdf Chemigation Rules and Regulations Effective 3-19-2015

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

pdf Chemigation Form Instructions

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

calculatorapp Water Meter Calculator App

This University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension App will help irrigators calculate the amount of water pumped by their irrigation pumping plant.

The Water Meter Calculator App allows the user to store data, such as field size in acres, flow meter units and allocation and annual irrigation caps for each field.

The app is available for download at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for $1.99.  

Option 2

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 3

UNL link to simple web version:

Option 4

  pdf Printable Formula

  pdf Employment Application

Lower Republican NRD | 30 North John Street | P.O. Box 618 | Alma, NE 68920 | Phone: 308.928.2182 / 800.353.1297 | E-mail: lrnrd @