Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District
protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the future

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Consortium Parties

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Lower Platte North NRD

Metropolitan Utilities District

Papio-Missouri River NRD

City of Lincoln-Lincoln Water System

Lower Platte South NRD

Lower Platte River Consortium

Natural resources districts, major water utilities and the State of Nebraska have formed the Lower Platte River Consortium to search for ways to sustain public water supplies in the basin.

The consortium has contracted with HDR Engineering, Inc., to develop tools and alternatives,evaluations and documentation of drought mitigation plans to enhance water supplies in the lower Platte River. The consortium expires in the summer of 2019.

Recent and important documents are listed below:

Meeting Agenda, March 27, 2017

Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2017

Meeting Agenda, February 23, 2017

Meeting Minutes, December 15, 2016


"To study long-term water supplies available to the lower subbasin for enhancing streamflows or aquifer storage to support sustainable public water systems."