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Drought Mitigation Center
Water Resources Association
Local Weather Service  Hastings, Nebraska
National Weather Information – weather monitoring network, real-time maps, current conditions, daily maps

NeRain Website  The Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network (NeRAIN) is a program designed to get citizens involved with monitoring weather across the state. The network consists of several hundred volunteers that spend a few minutes each day recording precipitation measurements along with outstanding weather events and uploading them to the NeRAIN website. The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources operates the website. Volunteer training and assistance is provided by regional coordinators in each of the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts.

NeRAIN information is updated daily and is available for public access on this website. The data is also transmitted on a regular basis to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), an international database for precipitation and weather events. The data provides important daily decision-making information for agriculture, industry, home water use, utility providers, insurance companies, resource managers, and educators.  Rain gauges have been provided to NeRAIN volunteers using funding by the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Nebraska Association of Resources Districts  NARD 877-777-6273  (Oversees all 23 NRDs)        NRD Oral History Project: Website
Central Platte NRD, Grand Island 308-385-6282
Lewis & Clark NRD, Hartington 402-254-6758
Little Blue NRD, Davenport 402-364-2145
Lower Big Blue NRD, Beatrice 402-228-3402
Lower Elkhorn NRD, Norfolk 402-371-7313
Lower Loup NRD, Ord 308-728-3221
Lower Niobrara NRD, Butte 402-775-2343
Lower Platte North NRD, Wahoo 402-443-4675
Lower Platte South NRD, Lincoln 402-476-2729
Lower Republican NRD, Alma 308-928-2182
Middle Republican NRD, Curtis 308-367-4281
Middle Niobrara NRD, Valentine 402-376-3241
Nemaha NRD, Tecumseh 402-335-3325
North Platte NRD, Scottsbluff 308-632-2749
Papio -Missouri River NRD, Omaha 402-444-6222
South Platte NRD, Sidney 308-254-2377
Tri-Basin NRD, Holdrege 308-995-6688
Twin Platte NRD, North Platte 308-535-8080
Upper Big Blue NRD, York 402-362-6601
Upper Elkhorn NRD, O’Neill 402-336-3867
Upper Loup NRD, Thedford 308-645-2250
Upper Niobrara White NRD, Chadron 308-432-6190
Upper Republican NRD, Imperial 308-882-5173

Partner Links
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Website
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR) Website
Nebraska Department of Agriculture  Website
Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Website
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Website     
United States Geological Survey (USGS) Website



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University Links  

State Government Offices
Governor Pete Ricketts
Attorney General Doug Peterson

Lt. Governor Mike Foley

Email Addresses for Members of the Legislature within CPNRD:
District 22  Paul Schumacher
District 24  Mark Kolterman
District 33  Les Seiler
District 34  Curt Friesen
District 35  Mike Gloor
District 36  Matt Williams
District 37  Galen Hadley
District 38  John Kuehn
District 41  Kate Sullivan
Nebraska Legislature

Nebraska Representatives in Congress
Jeff Fortenberry
Brad Ashford
Adrian Smith
Secretary of State Office (Election Information)
Unicameral Information Office Email

United States Senators
Deb Fischer
Ben Sasse
Federal Legislation

Our Nation’s Links
The White House Web Page
The US House of Representatives
The US Senate
Senate Agriculture Committee
The Library of Congress
The US Census Bureau

Resources Links
Game & Parks Commission Website
Groundwater Foundation  Website
Nebraska State Irrigation Association Website
Nebraska Well Drillers Association Website
Nebraska Water Resources Association Website
Prairie Plains Resource Institute  Website

Department of Agriculture

Plant Health Protection
This contains all of the programs from what was formerly called the Bureau of Plant Industry including:
Entomology & Apiary | European Corn Borer | Export Certification | Fertilizer & Ag Lime | Noxious Weed Program
Nursery Certification | Pesticide Program | Pest, Survey & Detection | Seed
Nebraska Department of Ag Pesticide Program

Nebraska Buffer Strip Program
HHW Directory

Other Nebraska Links
Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST)
Platte River Recovery Program (for endangered species)
Nebraska Nature & Visitors Center  Grand Island, NE
Groundwater Foundation Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Omaha, NE
Prairie Plains Resources Institute Aurora, NE
Rowe Sanctuary Gibbon, NE

Federal Agencies
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service 402-437-5300
Army Corps US Army Corps of Engineers 402-221-3900
EPA Environmental Protection Agency 913-551-780
FWS US Fish and Wildlife Service (Grand Island) 308-382-6468
GMDA Groundwater Management Districts Association
USGS Geological Survey 402-437-5082
NACD National Association of Conservation Districts
US Forest Service

Agricultural Groups
World Wide Ag Network
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
Future Farmers of America FFA

United States Army Corps of Engineers Information Network (INet): Organization
The United States Army Topographic Engineering Center
ArcView GIS – ESRI
DeLorme | Maps and Mapping Software
Symantec’s United States Homepage

Area Codes
United States Zip Codes
Water Conservation Throughout the Home