Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District
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Consultants interested in helping the NRD develop components of its recently-adopted Integrated Management Plan may submit qualifications now.
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Next NRD Board Meeting:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7pm at the NRD office.

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Budget Approved

The NRD Board approved a FY 2015 Budget when it met August 20. The budget of revenue and expenditures totals $24,176,136. The budget's property tax requirement is 2.5% higher than last year (the first increase in seven years), but higher property valuations District wide will actually decrease the NRD's share of total property taxes.

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Ballot Vacancy
Subdistrict 3

Residents of the NRD's Subdistrict 3 who are registered voters have until September 2nd to petition their way onto the November General Election ballot or they can register as a write-in candidate until ten days prior to the election. A vacancy has occurred on the ballot, after a candidate filed to run for a four-year term, then declined the official nomination.

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Trail Progress

Constructors, Inc., of Lincoln, has begun work to extend the Haymarket Ballpark Trail from the old Charleston Street Bridge to 14th Street, along the Salt Creek Levee. This photo was taken August 5th, looking east from the 10th Street Bridge. The paved trail will go under 10th Street. Completion is expected this fall.

Haymarket Ballpark Trail Extension

In Search of Ground Water

The Lower Platte South NRD is cooperating with other NRDs in eastern Nebraska and a private firm to use a high-tech method of mapping aquifers.  This method, known as airborne electromagnetic or AEM surveying, uses a sophisticated sensor towed by a helicopter to distinguish between geologic materials like sand, gravel, silt, and clay beneath the ground surface, which helps to identify and evaluate ground water resources.  The Nebraska Educational Telecommunications network has produced a 7-minute overview of this effort in cooperation with QUEST, a joint-venture science program affiliated with PBS.  Click here to view!

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