Spring Water Levels Report

Central Platte NRD to Report Spring Water Levels

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)  Luke Zakrzewski, GIS image analyst for the Central Platte Natural Resources District, will report the spring 2019 static groundwater level results at the June board of directors meeting, with a comparison of groundwater levels in 1982. The 1982 levels were established as the standard for the NRD’s Groundwater Management Plan with maximum acceptable declines and a margin of safety calculated for each of the District’s 24 Ground Water Management Areas (GWMA).

Central Platte NRD serves 11 counties including all of Dawson and parts of Frontier, Custer Buffalo, Hall, Howard, Nance, Merrick, Hamilton, Platte, and Polk. Interactive maps are available at cpnrd.gisworkshop.com.

The CPNRD Board meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the NRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, NE.

OTHER ACTION/AGENDA ITEMS

-Budget  The Budget Committee will review the 2020 fiscal year budget.  At the board meeting, directors will review and act on the budget of expenditures for the purpose of holding a public hearing in July.

Variance Request  The Variance/Appeals Committee will discuss and recommend action on a variance request from Dawson County.

-Dams Repair Contract  The Eastern Projects Committee will review and make a recommendation to the board on a contract with JEO Consulting to rehabilitate several of the NRDs dams.

-Platte River Recovery Implementation Program  Mark Czaplewski, biologist, will give an update.

-Tree/Weed Barrier Sales  Kelly Cole, programs coordinator, will report on the number of seedlings and the miles of weed barrier sold through the Conservation Tree Program.

-Managers Report  Lyndon Vogt, general manager, will report to the board.

-Nebraska Association of Resources District  Jim Bendfeldt will report.

-Nebraska Natural Resources Commission  Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin representative, will report.

-Natural Resources Conservation Service  Joe Krolikowski, District liaison, will report to the board.

-Cost-Share  Applications through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation and the Central Platte NRD cost-share programs will be considered.

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