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Precipitation/Drought Monitoring
  • Drought Mitigation Center
  • NeRain - The Nebraska Rainfall Assessment & Information Network is a program designed to get citizens involved with monitoring weather across the state. The network consists of several hundred volunteers that spend a few minutes each day recording precipitation measurements along with outstanding weather events and uploading them to the NeRAIN website. The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR) operates the website. Volunteer training and assistance is provided by regional coordinators in each of the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts. Rain gauges provided to NeRAIN volunteers using funding from NDNR, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts & the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts Partner Links

Conservation Toolbox for Landowners: Find conservation tools, programs, and funding opportunities. Partners: Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Cattlemen, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, Sandhills Task Force, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, NE. Conserve & restore the Platte River ecosystem, focusing on cranes, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST) - A cooperative effort to improve understanding of the hydrological & geological conditions in the Platte Basin in Nebraska upstream of Columbus, Nebraska. These scientifically supportable hydrologic databases, analyses, and modeling assist Nebraska to meet the obligations under the Platte River Cooperative Agreement, assist Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts along the Platte River in providing appropriate regulation and management, provide a basis to develop policy and procedures related to groundwater/surface water.

Platte River Recovery Program Program focused on creating and maintaining endangered species (whooping crane, piping plover, least tern, pallid sturgeon) habitats on the Platte. Partners include the states of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Prairie Plains Resource Institute - A nonprofit educational land trust offering events on 8 Nebraska prairie preserves, consultation for landowners & agencies regarding high-diversity prairie restoration, an award-winning nature day camp for elementary students and more.

Nebraska Nature & Visitors Center - The Crane Trust owns and protects 7 miles of land along the north side of the Platte River near Grand Island, NE to protect the unique prairie and ecosystem.

Nebraska Flyway - Crane Viewing opportunities and information available from: Grand Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hastings Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kearney Convention & Visitors Bureau, Crane Trust, and Iain Nicolson Audubon Rowe Sanctuary

University Links
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