New Irrigation Development

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District WILL be taking applications this fall for the development of new irrigated acres.  The board established a sign-up period to receive applications for Standard Variances between November 15, 2017 and December 15, 2017.  Contact the LENRD office for more information at 402-371-7313.

Irrigation Development Areas - 2018

Standard Variance Process

Standard Variance Application Form


Maps delineating hydrologically & non-hydrologically connected areas

Are you a landowner within the boundaries of the Lower Elkhorn NRD? Do you know if your land is located in the Hydrologically Connected Area or the Non-Hydrologically Connected Area of the district?  Click on your county below for a PDF map that will help you find out.


Variances are available for "Good Cause Shown" cases involving no more than 35 acres. For the criteria for Good Cause Shown variances and an application form, download the packet below.

If you have any questions, contact Brian at the LENRD office, 402-371-7313.