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

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Field Trips
Education Resources
Nature Clubs & Nights
Tree Programs
Water Quality Green Best Management Practices
terrace systems
Summer Conservation Program
farm ponds

Private sector layout
buffer and filter strips
wild nebraska
ground water
Rules & Regulations
Management Plan
Annual Review
Special Management Areas
Well Permit
Monitoring Results
Phase Two and Three Areas
Cost-Sharing Assistance
Certify Irrigated Acres
Tips & Games
Integrated Management
Integrated Management Plan
Water Balance Study
Water for the Future
community assistance
conservation easement

Farm Ponds

Brochure with Application - This application must be accompanied by:
Citizenship Attestation Form
IRS Form W-9

Farm Pond Layout
Farm Pond Layout
The NRD helps landowners design and construct dams for watering livestock and wildlife, flood storage, grade stabilization and recreation.

To be eligible for NRD cost-sharing, at least 75% of the area drained by the proposed dam must be in terraces or permanent vegetation and the site must drain between 30 and 320 acres.  Sites draining less than 30 acres may be suitable for a water and sediment control basin.  Dam development on sites draining more than 320 acres is probably cost-prohibitive for this program.

Get started by meeting with an NRCS technician who can help you determine eilgibility.  If eligible they can also estimate the cost of the project. Use the information compiled by the technician to complete the above application to the NRD.