The mission of the Central Platte Natural Resources District is to wisely conserve, manage, and enhance the water, soil, range, wildlife, and forest resources within the District for the benefit of all. Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts have been protecting lives, protecting property, and protecting the future since 1972.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT CPNRD
Land Acres: 2,136,304 acres
Irrigated Acres: 1,029,213 irrigated acres in CPNRD. 937,674 are groundwater; 14,359 acres are surface water; 77,180 acres are co-mingled use (groundwater & surface water.)
Population: According to the 2010 Census, the municipal population of the District is 137,966.
River System: River system includes 205 miles of the Platte River, 49.9 miles of the North Channel, and 173 miles of the Wood River.
Congressional District: The entire district is within the Third Congressional District.
Legislative Districts: 22, 23, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41, 43 are within CPNRD.
Education: ESUs 7, 9, 10 are within CPNRD.
We are responsible for:
- Soil conservation and erosion control.
- Flood prevention, control & channel rectification.
- Groundwater, surface water, and water supply.
- Water quality, pollution control, solid waste disposal and sanitary drainage.
- Fish and wildlife habitat.
- Forestry management.
- Recreation and parks.
- Range management.
The Central Platte NRD boundaries reach from the Lincoln-Dawson county line near Gothenburg to Hwy 81 near Columbus. The District includes all or parts of 11 counties: Dawson, Custer, Buffalo, Hall, Howard, Nance, Merrick, Hamilton, Platte, Polk & Frontier.
Central Platte NRD Address: 215 Kaufman Avenue, Grand Island NE 68803
Phone: (308) 385-6282 Fax: (308) 385-6285
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors is elected to protect and preserve a wide scope of natural resources within the district. There are 21 members, each serving a four-year term. The board consists of one At-Large member and two directors in each Subdistrict. Directors are elected in alternate election years for four-year terms.
Board Meetings| Board Members | Election Information Meeting Minutes | Upcoming Meeting
BUDGET: In June 2020. the board approved the 2021 Fiscal budget of expenditures for public hearing; which will be held at 1:45 p.m. on July 23, 2020, the same day as the July board meeting. Lyndon Vogt, general manager, said the major expenditures in the proposed budget are $4.5 million to meet future Integrated Management Plan compliance, and $2.1 million in WFPO grants to complete watershed assessments. Vogt said the tax asking is expected to be $100,000 less than the 2020 fiscal budget.
The 2020 fiscal-year budget property tax request was $4,204,344.77; which is down $323,412.83 compared to the 2019 budget. The total valuation received from the district’s 11 county assessors increased .5122% to $17,666,288,850 and was at 0.023799. Therefore, a homeowner with a home valued at $100,000 will pay $23.80 for conservation benefits provided by the Central Platte NRD including flood reduction, nitrate management, water use management, soil health, cost-share to producers, recreation, and education.
CPNRD Budget-Nebraska Auditors of Public Accounts | PDF
STAFF: Staff profiles and contact information.
Master Plan 2011-2021. This plan outlines the District’s goals and objectives for the next 10 years.
Long Range Implementation Plan (2019-2024) This plan outlines the District’s goals and objectives for the next 5 years.
- In Perspective Newsletter
- Fact Sheet Know Your NRD
- Groundwater Management Summary
Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs)
Water Management in Nebraska- 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs)
Nebraska Association of Resources Districts website: nrdnet.org