Attached is a link to a new study done by the UNL School of Natural Resources.
Below is a link to download a free pdf of The Groundwater Atlas of Lancaster County, Nebraska. It’s newly published, and many have expressed some interest in reading it. A limited number of hard copies are available to purchase, as are CDs containing all of the ArcGIS shapefiles used to create the maps contained in the atlas.
Download the pdf file at:
Hard copies and data CDs can be ordered at the following link:
The groundwater resources of Nebraska have always been a focus of the Conservation and Survey Division, and we look forward to assisting our partners and stakeholders long into the future.
Questions? Contact Dana Divine, Hydrogeologist, Conservation and Survey Division
We had a great turn out for our October Water Roundtable meeting and enjoyed a presentation by Jim Swenson from the Nebraska Game & Parks. If you were unable to make the meeting you can view the presentation and powerpoint below. Hope to see you at our next meeting in November!
Presentation Powerpoint: Water Resources 2014 Jim Swenson
Watch the presentation here:
Today Common Sense Nebraska called upon Nebraska’s Congressional delegation to support H.R. 5078, Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.
The bill prohibits EPA and the Army Corps from “developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or enforcing the proposed “waters of the US” (WOTUS) rule. Instead, the bill requires EPA and the Army Corps to start over, actually engage with state and local officials in an open and transparent process to properly articulate the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction.
“The proposed WOTUS rule is an expansive regulatory overreach by the agencies that goes against Congressional intent, legal precedents and even science,” said Mark Othmer coalition member with the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association.
Common Sense Nebraska believes H.R. 5078 is of critical importance to the state of Nebraska and an opportunity to interject “common sense” back in to the proposed WOTUS rule which is currently flawed beyond repair. Troy Bredenkamp, General Manager for Nebraska Rural Electric Association, a coalition member stated, “The only certainty provided by this rule is that every place where water flows or stands will fall under the full regulatory authority of the federal government; it has little to do with water quality and a lot to do with EPA having more control over land use.”
H.R. 5078 could be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives as early as this afternoon.
Common Sense Nebraska is a Nebraska-based coalition consisting of organizations and entities that have come together in response to EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” Rule; a regulatory proposal that would harm both rural and urban Nebraskans through expansion of EPA’s powers and authorities under the federal Clean Water Act. The coalition’s purpose is to build awareness and understanding of the EPA proposal and the impacts it would have to Nebraskans.
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FISCHER’S “NOTE FROM WASHINGTON”
June 12, 2014
Awash with Regulation
By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer
There are nearly 24,000 miles of rivers and streams in Nebraska, among the highest in our country. We pride ourselves on maintaining clean water not just for drinking, but also to support our state’s businesses, manufacturing sector, agricultural industry, cities, and counties. In Nebraska, the state owns the water, both surface and groundwater, and all water users understand the importance of careful use and management of that precious resource. Read More…
Western Water Seminar
July 28-30, 2014
Join Us July 28-30!
The Western Water Seminar brings NWRA members to Flagstaff, Arizona.
Registration is now available online or you can get the registration form HERE and return via US mail, email, or fax.
We will kick off our event with the newly revived NWRA Memorial Golf Tournament to bring back the NWRA Intern Program. You can register online or get the registration form HERE and return via US mail, email, or fax.
Nebraska Water Resources Association
is a nonprofit alliance of state organizations and individuals dedicated to the appropriate management, conservation, and use of water and land resources on a statewide and national level. Founded in 1944, the NWRA furthers the development, reclamation, conservation and beneficial uses of Nebraska’s water and land resources. Directed by a 24 member board of directors representing Nebraska’s river basins, surface water and ground water irrigation, electric power, municipalities, industrial, professional, conservation, recreation and financial institutions, the NWRA provides a diverse but unified voice to government policy makers and the public on water issues.