New Irrigation Development

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District will NOT be taking applications this August for the development of new irrigated acres. Due to the current drought, and the stress it has put on our groundwater supplies, the LENRD has the responsibility to protect this precious natural resource and will continue to work with area producers to protect it in years to come. Contact the LENRD office for more information at 402-371-7313.

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 or Rick at the LENRD office, 402-371-731