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The 2022 South Central Water Conference will be held On Tuesday, February 1st at the Phelps County Ag Center in Holdrege. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the first session beginning at 10:00 a.m. There is no charge for the conference and a lunch is provided for attendees.

The conference provides valuable information about water related issues concerning agricultural producers in central Nebraska. Representatives from area agri-businesses will be available to visit with conference attendees. Click on the link,  pdf Water Conference Agenda 2022 , for a copy of the agenda.

The LRNRD, Tri-Basin NRD, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, UNL Extension and Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the conference.


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 / 800.353.1297 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.