December Board Meeting

December 6, 2022

Central Platte NRD Board to Consider Approval of Amended Water Service Agreement

The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) Board of Directors will consider an amended water service agreement with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources at their monthly meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022.  The amended agreement with Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (Central) allows Central to divert water into the E-65 Canal, Phelps Canal, Elwood Reservoir, and various Waterfowl Production Areas to provide aquifer recharge. The agreement states that the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources will pay Central $19,100,000.00 for the water service. The Board will also consider approval to terminate the contract with the Nebraska Community Foundation since the Foundation is no longer the contracting agent for the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program.


  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Call to Order Excused Absences | Meeting Minutes | Public Forum
  3. NRCS Report Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist
  4. Building Committee Report
  5. Water Utilization Committee
    a) USGS camera installation at streamgage near Grand Island *
    b) Amended service water agreement with NeDNR and CNPPID *
    c) Lease agreement with Tyler Kugler on Schroeder property  *
  6. Nominating Committee Recommendation on Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman
  7. Manager’s Report Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
  8. Staff Report Shane Max, Resources Conservationist
  9. CPNRD/NSWCP Cost-Share Applications Kelly Cole, Administrative Assistant *
  10. Voting Delegates Elect voting delegate and alternate for NARD Legislative Conference *
  11. November Financial Report *
  12. Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Jim Bendfeldt, NARD Board Member
  13. Natural Resources Commission Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin Representative
  14. Other As may develop prior to Board meeting                                         *Denotes Possible Action Item

CPNRD Service Recognition Awards  Service recognition awards will be presented to:
25 years: Barry Obermiller, Director
15 years: Jesse Mintken, Assistant Manager
10 years: Shane Max, Resources Conservationist; Jim Harris, Thirty Mile Irrigation District Manager;
Mike Ostergard, Thirty Mile Technician; and Marci Ostergard, Thirty Mile Secretary

Upcoming Board Meetings  January 26, February 23, March 23