New Groundwater Rules Approved
The Little Blue NRD Board of Directors took action at their April 8, 2014 board meeting to approve new rules for managing groundwater in the District. The rules are designed to promote irrigation efficiency, gather information regarding irrigated acres and pumpage to better establish a water budget for the future, provide training for operators, limit development of the fringe areas of the main aquifer, and reduce conflicts between water users.
The new Rules and Regulations will become effective on May 12, 2014
Permanant Stay Map
Flow Meter Program
Temporary Stay Placed On Drilling High Capacity Wells In Select Areas of the District
Action was taken on February 11 to put a temporary stay on the drilling of high capacity wells in what is known as "Very High Risk" and "Less Than 10 Feet" groundwater aquifer areas. This stay will remain in place until May 12 when the newly adopted Rules and Regulations become effective.
Temporary Stay Information
Temporary Stay Map
Risk Area Map
Groundwater Rules and Regulations Changes Are Proposed
Plans are moving forward for metering all high capacity wells that pump over 50 gallons per minute. Gradually declining groundwater levels and increased nitrate levels are the reasons for this action.
Rule and Regulations Showing all Changes
Rules and Regulations Clean Copy
District Seeking Summer Intern
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