January 28 Public Hearing

The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Central Platte NRD office; located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska.
The NRD is proposing to add a section to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s Ground Water Management Program Rules and Regulations titled Section B-Rule 8: 30-Year Acreage Reserve Program-Participation Eligibility and Rules.
PROPOSED CHANGES
The 30-Year Acreage Reserve Program will provide a long-term solution in protecting surface water rights. Irrigation districts will sign up for the conservation program and surface water users will have the option to opt-in or opt-out of the program annually.
The Program was developed to ensure that supplies in the Platte Basin are optimized and managed efficiently with maximum benefits and to meet water management obligations for the Basin-Wide Plan for Joint Integrated Water Resources Management of Overappropriated Portions of the Platte River Basin, CPNRD’s Integrated Management Plan, and Nebraska’s New Depletion Plan for the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program.
The complete text of the proposed 30-Year Acreage Reserve Program is available here or by calling the Central Platte NRD office at (308) 385-6282 during normal weekday working hours.