Groundwater Management Plan

Are you protecting our precious groundwater from the threat of contamination?

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District has developed a Groundwater Management Plan which will affect the way we use and care for our water in the future! There are areas within the 15-county district where the quality of the groundwater is threatened by high levels of nitrates. Anyone who applies fertilizer, irrigates, or uses groundwater for industrial and private use, should attend one of the informational meetings being held this winter.

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District is in the process of working out the details of the district's groundwater management area. The Lower Elkhorn NRD's Groundwater Management Plan was given conditional approval by the Nebraska Department of Water Resources in December of 1994. The plan was implemented in January of 1997. Watch your local newspapers and listen for ads on local radio stations for the dates of special meetings. These meetings will be open to the public and are designed to educate and inform water users of their responsibilities in protecting our precious groundwater.