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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.
meterThe 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

Chemigation Permit Renewals Due June 1

Chemigation Permit renewals are required to be postmarked and sent to the Little Blue NRD by June or they will be treated as a new permit.
Chemigation Permit


Notice of Public Hearings

The Little Blue Natural Resources District will conduct two public hearings at the Office 100 E 6th Street, Davenport, NE on May 10th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of the first hearing will be to receive testimony on revisions to the Erosion and Sediment Control Program of the District which include: definitions for excess erosion, erosion and sediment control plan, additions to “non-agricultural land disturbing activities” and soil-loss tolerance levels, authority to cause immediate discontinuance of activity which causes damage to neighboring property, eliminated mandate for cost-share for compliance practices, and established new soil-loss tolerance levels.

The second hearing will begin immediately following the first hearing. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive testimony on the addition of wording in the Park Regulations of the District which permit the operation of remote controlled model airplanes, other hobby craft and drones in areas so designated by the District. 

Copies of the proposed Rules and Regulations are available by contacting the Little Blue NRD at (402) 364-2145, on the District’s website at www.littlebluenrd.org, or by visiting the office in Davenport, NE.  Handicapped individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations to participate in the hearing should notify the District Office at least two days in advance of the hearing.
Erosion & Sediment Control Act Rules and Regulations
District Park Regulations Proposed Amendments

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

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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