June Board Meeting

Credit: Lori Potter, Kearney Hub

The Central Platte NRD Board of Directors will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Location: 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska

Snow to Present Vadose Zone Findings to Central Platte NRD Board

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)-  Dr. Dan Snow, director of Water Sciences Laboratory, UNL, will report on a three-year study of vadose zone nitrate to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors. The report will show locations of core samples collected, comparison of nitrate profiles to previous time periods, and estimation of nitrate transport rates at each location.

ACTION/AGENDA ITEMS

-Draft Budget  The Budget Committee will review the proposed Fiscal 2022 budget. The board will act to approve the 2022 Fiscal budget of expenditures to hold a public hearing on the same day as the July board meeting. The levy will be set at the August board meeting to be held September 2nd to accommodate the advertising requirements as the valuations are not available from the counties until August 20th.

-Groundwater Levels  Luke Zakrzewski, GIS image analyst, will report on the spring 2021 static groundwater level results along with a comparison of groundwater levels in 1982. The 1982 levels were established as the standard for the NRD’s Groundwater Management Plan with maximum acceptable declines and a margin of safety calculated for each of the District’s 24 Ground Water Management Areas (GWMA).

-Tree Report  Kelly Cole, Administrative Assistant, will report on the number of trees sold through the NRD Conservation Tree Program and the miles of fabric weed barrier sold in 2021.

-Managers Report   Lyndon Vogt, General Manager, will report to the board.

-Natural Resources Conservation Service  Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist, and Jacob Kendrick, Resource Conservationist  will provide a report for the board.

-Nebraska Association of Resources District  Jim Bendfeldt, CPNRD Representative, will report.

-Nebraska Natural Resources Commission  Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin Representative, will report.

-Cost-Share   Applications through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation and the Central Platte NRD cost-share programs will be considered.

-Staff Presentations  Shane Max, Resources Conservationist, and Courtney Widup, Water Resources Technician, will give presentations on their staff responsibilities.

-Other  As may develop prior to the board meeting.

-Upcoming Board Meetings  July 22, September 2 (August meeting), September 23