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NeRain Website The Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network 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 (NDNR) operates the website. Volunteer training and assistance is provided by regional coordinators in each of the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts. Rain gauges provided to NeRAIN volunteers using funding from NDNR, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts & the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts
NARD- Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, Lincoln (877) 777-6273
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
NRD Stories: Oral History Project
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska State Irrigation Association
Nebraska Water Resources Association
Nebraska Well Drillers Association
National Water Resources Association
U.S. Geological Survey
Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, NE. Conserve & restore the Platte River ecosystem, focusing on cranes, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST)- A cooperative effort to improve understanding of the hydrological & geological conditions in the Platte Basin in Nebraska upstream of Columbus, Nebraska. These scientifically supportable hydrologic databases, analyses, and modeling assist Nebraska to meet the obligations under the Platte River Cooperative Agreement, assist Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts along the Platte River in providing appropriate regulation and management, provide a basis to develop policy and procedures related to groundwater/surface water.
Groundwater Foundation- Connects people, businesses & communities through local groundwater education and action, making us all part of the solution for clean, sustainable groundwater.
Platte River Recovery Program Program focused on creating and maintaining endangered species (whooping crane, piping plover, least tern, pallid sturgeon) habitats on the Platte. Partners include the states of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Prairie Plains Resource Institute A nonprofit educational land trust offering events on 8 Nebraska prairie preserves, consultation for landowners & agencies regarding high-diversity prairie restoration, an award-winning nature day camp for elementary students and more.
Nebraska Nature & Visitors Center The Crane Trust owns and protects 7 miles of land along the north side of the Platte River near Grand Island, NE to protect the unique prairie and ecosystem.
University of Nebraska Links
UNK- Natural & Social Sciences
UNL- Institute of Agriculture & Horticulture
UNL- Water Center
UNL- School of Natural Resources
UNO- Cartography & GIS Laboratory
UNL- CropWatch Irrigation Calculators for Soybeans
UNL- Hybrid Maize Computer program that simulates the growth of corn crop under non-limiting or water-limited conditions based on daily weather data.
UNL- Market Journal Updates/analysis on current grain/livestock market commentary, weather, climate/soil moisture updates, risk management strategies.
UNL- Nebraska Water Center Focuses on helping the University become an international leader in water research, teaching, extension & outreach.
UNO- Cartography & GIS Laboratory
State Government Offices
Senators within CPNRD
Paul Schumacher District 22 (402) 471-2715
Mark Kolterman District 24 (402) 471-2756
Steve Halloran District 33 (402) 471-2712
Curt Friesen District 34 (402) 471-2630
Dan Quick District 35 (402) 471-2617
Matt Williams District 36 (402) 471-2642
John Lowe District 37 (402) 471-2726
John Kuehn District 38 (402) 471-2732
Tom Briese District 41 (402) 471-2631