The Central Platte Natural Resources District strives to protect groundwater and surface water, reduce flood threats, reduce soil erosion, create and protect wildlife habitat, and educate children and adults to use natural resources wisely. 
The Central Platte is one of 23 separate NRDs created by the Nebraska Legislature to protect our natural resources.

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  • Place Your Order for Conservation Seedlings!See the 40 Varieties of deciduous, conifers & shrubs available.
  • Awards:CPNRD Hydrologist, Duane Woodward, featured in NASA video on tracking water from space. See Video
    -Congratulations to Dean Krull on receiving the 2015 Water Guardian Award from Nebraska Agri-Business Association!
    -Congratulations to CPNRD Conservation Awardees: Cropland-Barton Beattie, Sumner; Grassland-Lindley & Judy Thatcher, Kearney; Conservation Community Leader-Tim Williams, Central City
    Join us...for presentation of awards at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17th at Balz Reception Hall, 213 N Sycamore St. Grand Island
  • Board Action: November Summary | December Agenda | Maps: Proposed Phase II Groundwater Quality Management Areas- Hall |Hamilton
  • CRP Signup Rental rates have increased significantly in some areas. Informational Meetings Scheduled Statewide Details
  • Groundwater Exchange ProgramDescription
  • Flood Diversions Cozad Canal | Orchard/Alfalfa Canal | Thirty Mile Canal | CPNRD's Surface Water Canal Partnerships
  • In Perspective Newsletter2015 Editions: January | March | April | June | October | November
  • College ScholarshipsCPNRD provides 10 scholarships @ $1,000 per student. Applications due March 15. Details
  • Central Platte IrrigatorCalculators to check water pumped, irrigation newsletters & other tools.
  • NRD Oral History ProjectHear how the NRDs were created by the legislators, board members and staff...in their own voices.
  • You Tube VideosNEW! Project SENSE Intro, Trees, flood prevention, irrigation, pollinator habitat & more...

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    Sun-Tues. Nov. 22-24 *NWRA/NSIA Joint Convention-Kearney NE

    Mon. Nov. 23 *Prescribed Burn Training- CPNRD Office. 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

    Thurs.-Fri. November 26-27 *Thanksgiving holiday observed. CPNRD closed.

    Thurs. Dec. 10 *Public Information Meeting for proposed Groundwater Management Phase Changes in Hall/Hamilton

    Thurs. December 17 *Public Hearing 1:00 p.m. | Board of Directors Meeting 2:00 p.m.
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CPNRD Conservation Awards-Balz Reception Hall, Grand Island.

    Fri. December 25 *Closed. Christmas Day observed.

    Central Platte Natural Resources District 215 Kaufman Ave Grand Island NE 68803

    Phone: 308-385-6282| Fax: 308-385-6285