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Tri-Basin NRD Board of Directors Meeting Notice

The Tri-Basin Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board of Directors Meeting at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, 1723 Burlington St., Holdrege, NE  68949. 

October 8, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda


Notice of Orders

2nd Increment Jnt Integrated Water Mgmt Plan of the Platte Basin Order

2nd Increment Basin-Wide Plan for Jnt Integrated Water Resources Mgmt of Overappropriated Portions of the Platte Basin


Pasture/Wetland Available for Fall

114 acre pasture/wetland available for Fall grazing (September-November).

Click here for more information.

Chemigation Inspections

Due to the weather, we still have chemigation inspections that must be completed this year in order to renew permits in 2020. Also, failed inspections must be rescheduled once you have fixed the problem to be able to renew next year. Please call the TBNRD office at 308-995-6688 to schedule.


Water Samples - Summer Reminder

Phase 2 or Phase 3 Groundwater Management Area don't forget to take your water samples for crop reports. Stop in and pick up water bottles at TBNRD or your NRCS office.


Now taking WCIP applications for 2020 growing season!

Tri-Basin NRD has launched a Water Conservation Incentive Program (WCIP) through which landowners can enroll land with NRD-certified irrigated acres and receive payment to voluntarily restrict irrigation water usage.

Summary of the Water Conservation Incentive Program


Tri-Basin NRD is working on Second Increment of Platte Basin Integrated Management Plan (IMP)

Upper Platte Basin Second Increment Integrated Management Plan Draft

Tri-Basin NRD Second Increment Integrated Management Plan Draft



Summary of the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan



2018 TBNRD Platte Basin IMP Report

NET Story on the Proposed Platte-Republican Diversion Project!

"Proposal Would Divert Platte River Water to the Republican River"

View the story here


2018 Tri-Basin NRD Annual Report