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Flow Meter Installation Schedule

New Groundwater Rules and Regulations became effective May 12, 2014 which requires all high capacity wells which pump over 50 gpm have a flow meter installed on them.
The following schedule of installation was adopted:

Northeast quarter section must be metered by December 31, 2014
Northwest quarter section must be metered by September 30, 2015
Southwest quarter section must be metered by June 30, 2016
Southeast quarter section must be metered by March 31, 2017

Groundwater Rules Summary
Flow Meter Fact Sheet

Little Blue NRD Groundwater Rules and Regulations
Visit the Little Blue NRD Flow Meter Page

Upcoming Operator Training Classes

February 18, 2016 Edgar City Hall, 8:30 a.m.
February 18, 2016 Belvidere Community Building, 1:30 p.m.
February 23, 2016 Superior Elks Club 1:30
March 10, 2016 Webster Co Fairgrounds 4-H Building, Bladen 8:30 a.m.

Online Operator Training

Online Training is now available to those operators of cropland located in the District's Water Quality Management Areas and are required to renew their Operator Certification. This Certificaton is to be renewed every four years and is designed for producers that previously attended training sessions. This project us a joint effort with the University of Nebraska Extension Service.
See the LBNRD Management Area Page For a Link to the Training

Fall Static Water Levels For the District Released

Rural Water Projects Adopt New Rules & Regulations

The Little Blue Public Water Projects have adopted new rules which became effective September 1, 2015. Among the changes are an increase in water rates and updates to the emergency water plan (page 4).
Repairs to the Little Blue River Crossing will be coming soon, please check back to this website or call us for more information.
New Water Rates
Little Blue Rural Water Projects Rules & Regulations

Watershed Management Plan Completed

The Little Blue and Tri Basin NRD's Watershed Management Plan to address water quality and quantity is now complete and available to the public.
ittle Blue River Basin Water Management Plan page

Stay Placed on Well Drilling in Poor Aquifer Areas

Action was taken by the Board of Directors that placed a "stay" on the drilling of high-capacity irrigation wells in the "Aquifers Less Than 10 Feet" areas of the District.
Read the entire article
Permanent Stay Map
District Risk Area Map
Detailed Risk Map (West)
Detailed Risk Map (Central)
Detailed Risk Map (East)

map Hydrology Study and Maps of the Little Blue NRD Now Available

Please click the "Hydrogeologic Study" button at right and learn about the land and water resources of the District.

Bruning Dam and Liberty Cove Habitat Enhancement Projects

2015 - International Year of the Soils

Distict is Conducting Field Inspections on Flow Meters

2013 - 2014 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

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