Upcoming Board Meeting

Thursday, April 26, 2018 COMMITTEE MEETINGS 9:30 – 10:15   Variance/Appeals Subcommittee 10:15 – 11:15  Eastern Projects Committee 11:15 – 11:45  Programs Committee 1:15 – 2:00    Water Resources Committee 2:00    Board of Directors Meeting BUSINESS 1. Groundwater Quality Presentations Central City High School students will present their groundwater quality projects with data provided by Duane Woodward and Brandi Flyr. 2. Platte Valley Weed Management Update Rich Walters will give an update on Phragmites control. 3. NRCS Report Mike Pavel, resources conservationist- Buffalo County, will report to the board. 4. Variance/Appeals A) Appeals- Review and make recommendations on two irrigation certification appeals. B) Violations- Report and request Cease and Desist Orders for two violations. C) Transfer- Review request to transfer water from CPNRD to Lower Loup NRD. 5. Funding Request Review funding request from Chuck Burr, UNL, for the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program for the 2018 growing season. 6. Programs Committee A) Cost-Share Budget- Review the 2019 fiscal budget request for cost-share programs. B) College Scholarships- Review applications and make recommendations to the board. 7. Water Quality Crop Reporting Form update for the Groundwater Quality Management Program. 8. Quality Form Noncompliance Update on Cease & Desist Orders issued to six producers who haven’t submitted their Groundwater Quality Management Forms. 9. Water Resources Review the 2019 fiscal budget request. 10. Eastern Projects Review the 2019 fiscal budget request. 11. Nebraska Natural Resources Commission Mick Reynolds will report. 12. Cost-Share Action on cost-share requests. 13. Financial Report Action on the April financial report. 14. Other As may develop prior to the board meeting.   *Board meetings are held at...

Latest Board Action

NEWS RELEASE Central Platte NRD Buys 157 Acres for Groundwater Recharge (GRAND ISLAND, NE)-  Following executive session, the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board approved a purchase agreement to buy 157.4 acres of groundwater irrigated land in the amount of $915,000 during their monthly board meeting on Thursday. The land is located six miles southeast of Cozad, NE. Lyndon Vogt, CPNRD general manager, said the purchase gives the NRD several options to provide recharge to the Platte River through the potential retirement of irrigated acres, transferring water from the South Side Irrigation District canal, and directly discharging flows into the river from an adjacent property.  The NRD had the funds budgeted in anticipation of purchasing property to provide flows back to the river to meet requirements of the NRD’s Integrated Management Plan, the Basin-Wide Plan for Integrated Water Resources Management for over-appropriated areas in the Platte River Basin, and Nebraska’s New Depletions Plan. OTHER ACTION/AGENDA ITEMS -Airborne Electromagnetic Results  Jim Cannia, AquaGeo Frameworks, gave a final report on the Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) survey saying the study provides the NRD with improved water table data and geological data. The Study will help the NRD to make determinations such as where additional wells may be drilled, where vadose zone and recharge monitoring may be needed, and where water table boundaries are located. Airborne surveys are conducted with a helicopter and cover large areas quickly with minimal impacts to local activities and the environment. 3-D maps, produced by integrating airborne geophysics with other information, provide powerful tools for locating local features of the aquifer system important to water managers. These maps can...

Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Meetings Board Meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month (usually) at the Central Platte NRD office, 215 Kaufman Ave in Grand Island NE.   Upcoming Board Meetings: April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 30?, September 27, October 25 Upcoming Events May **Thurs. May 24 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. **Mon. May 28 *Memorial Day observed. June **Thurs. June 28 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. July **Wed. July 4 *Independence Day observed. Office closed. **Thurs. July 26 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. August **Thurs. August 30? *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. September **Mon. Sept. 3 *Labor Day observed. Office closed. **Thurs. Sept. 27 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. October **Thurs. October 25 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. November **Mon. Nov. 12 *Veterans Day observed. **Thurs. Nov. 15 or 25 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. **Thurs-Fri. Nov. 22-23 *Thanksgiving Holiday observed. December **Thurs. Dec. 20 *Board of Directors meeting. 2:00 p.m. **Tues. Dec. 25 *Christmas Day observed. For more information on any of these events, contact the CPNRD staff at (308) 385-6282 or email:...