News

May Board Meeting

May 13, 2022

Olsson to Present Rewrite of Central Platte NRD’s
Groundwater Management Plan

Olsson Engineering of Lincoln will present the rewrite of the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Groundwater Management Plan to the CPNRD Board of Directors on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

In July 2019, Olsson was selected to rewrite the NRD’s Groundwater Management Plan (GMP) for $102,000.  Olsson incorporated new data and insight acquired since the approval of the plan in 1985. The original GMP was based on hydrogeologic, climate and socio-economic information available at the time. CPNRD has since acquired and developed significant data about the groundwater resources. Over the last 37 years, rules and regulations have also changed significantly and groundwater management goals have evolved.

Olsson evaluated current plan triggers, updated data sets and maps, and ran over 200 scenarios with the Cooperative Hydrology Study model (COHYST) the Groundwater Evaluation Toolkit (GET) to predict what may happen with future management options.

Central Platte NRD’s board meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Platte NRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska.

AGENDA/ACTION ITEMS

-Programs Committee  The Programs Committee will review discuss changes to the ranking priorities for the Urban Conservation Cost Share Program. The program is designed to assist sponsors with the acquisition of land, or land rights, and to establish, develop and improve public recreational areas. The cost-share rate is 50% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of $40,000.

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

-Building Committee  The Building Committee will report on the proposed education/office building.

-Subdistrict Committee  The Subdistrict Committee will report on discussions regarding the composition of the Board of Directors.

-Natural Resources Conservation Service  Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist, will report.

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

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

-2023 Proposed Budget  The Budget Committee will review proposed budget items for the 2023 fiscal year.

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

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