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The spring edition of our "Know Your NRD" newsletter is now available! The Summer edition will be out soon. Sign up to have newsletter links e-mailed to you!

Next NRD Board Meeting:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6pm at the NRD office. The first drafts of the FY 2017 & 2018 budgets will be presented and public comment will be welcomed.

Board Meetings

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Scheduled Meetings


Trees are Ready (New Pickup Schedule!)

Landowners across the district ordered 29,000 seedling trees and shrubs from the NRD this year. NRD staff began assembling the individual orders on April 21st (pictured). Trees can now be picked up from the NRD for planting 3pm-5pm Mondays through Thursdays and 8am-5pm Fridays, through May 27th. The NRD recommends planting your trees soon after they're picked up.

Tree Packing

Ground Water Levels Higher

The NRD takes about 300 well measurements each year to track fluxuations in the water supply. In the spring of 2016, the levels were up, compared to a year ago, district-wide. We measured wells in each of the NRD's five ground water reservoirs and the Remaining Area, then averaged the measurements in each. Results are below. Learn more about the district's ground water reservoirs HERE!

Ground Water Levels Chart

We Hope You'll Watch
The NRD has been a partner with many other entities for several years in fighting invasive plants on the Platte River. Now, a new film production chronicles the importance of those efforts. A River at Risk tells of the battle against non-native phragmites and other invasive plants on the lower Platte River and why stopping these invaders is so vital. The production will be available to the public on-demand, starting May 5th, at www.icindie.com.

News Release

Ramp Work

NRD Lakes

It's always a perfect spring day at the NRD lakes! Fish, no-wake boat, camp and just enjoy being around the water at the NRD lakes, but be aware--

water levels at our Cottontail and Red Cedar lakes have been drawn-down for boat ramp work.

Those lakes are still open. Keep checking here for any change in the status of those lakes. Otherwise, our lakes are ready for everyone to enjoy. Click here to learn much more about the NRD lakes.

New Salt Creek Levee Website

The NRD has begun a multi-year project to update Lincoln's Salt Creek Levee, so it can continue to provide flood risk reduction for residents and businesses for another 50 years. A website developed by the project consultant, JEO Consulting Group, the NRD the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Lincoln will allow people in the district to monitor progress of the many individual levee projects over the next several years. Salt Creek, Lincoln

Learn about the Salt Creek levee system and keep up with work that is being done HERE!

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