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The Niobrara River Basin

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Planning  [Basin-Wide]  [Lower Niobrara NRD]  [Middle Niobrara NRD]  [Upper Niobrara White NRD]
Publications and Presentations
Compacts, Decrees, and Interstate Agreements
Research


Planning

Basin-Wide

Niobrara Basin-Wide Planning Process

Orders

Other Documents

Previous Determinations

  • Updates
    • UPDATED Dec. 17, 18, 2009: There were five objections filed in the Department regarding the order. A hearing was held and the Director of the Department of Natural Resources upheld the order. The objectors have appealed the decision to the Nebraska Court of Appeals. 
    • UPDATED Feb. 25, 2008: Five petitions for a contested case hearing were timely filed with the Department by five petitioners on the January 25, 2008 Order of Final Determination that a Portion of the Lower Niobrara River Basin is Fully Appropriated. A hearing or hearings will be held as provided by Department rules, but are not yet scheduled.


Lower Niobrara NRD

Approved Plan

Integrated Management Plan Jointly Developed by the Lower Niobrara NRD and the Department of Natural Resources

Other Documents


Middle Niobrara NRD

Temporary Stay on new surface water irrigated acres within the Middle Niobrara NRD



Upper Niobrara-White NRD

Approved Plan

Final Integrated Water Management Plan for the Upper Niobrara-White Natural Resources District

Maps

Other Documents

Annual Reports to Meet the Requirements of the UNWNRD's Integrated Management Plan

  • Annual Report presented at October 2016 meeting with 2015 data
  • Annual Report presented at October 2015 meeting with 2014 data
  • Annual Report presented at October 2014 meeting with 2013 data
  • Annual Report presented at July 2013 meeting with 2012 data
  • Annual Report presented at August 2012 meeting with 2011 data
  • Annual Report presented at June 2011 meeting with 2010 data
  • Annual Report presented at June 2010 meeting with 2009 data

Annual Meeting Related to the UNWNRD's Integrated Management Plan

Previous Plan and Related Documents

UNWNRD Fully Appropriated Determination


Publications and Presentations

Publications

Model Data and Documentation

Other Publications

Presentations

Middle Niobrara NRD Voluntary Integrated Management Plan Stakeholder Meeting (April 13, 2016)
Topic Presenter

Voluntary Integrated Management Plans

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Tim Freed, Integrated Management Coordinator

American Water Resources Association Conference (November 17-18, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Impact of Proposed Water Management Action Plans on Baseflow and Groundwater Levels along the Niobrara River in Nebraska

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Zablon Adane, IWM Analyst

Niobrara Compact Meeting (October 22, 2015)
Topic Presenter

WaterSMART and Conjunctive Management in the Niobrara River Basin

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Tim Freed, IWM Coordinator

Groundwater Foundation National Conference (October 21, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Integrated Water Management Modeling for Climate Variability Study in Niobrara River Basin

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Mahesh Pun, IWM Analyst

NGWA Conference on the Upper Great Plains (September 22-23, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Integrated Water Management Modeling for Climate Variability Study in Niobrara River Basin

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Mahesh Pun, IWM Analyst

Voluntary Integrated Management Plans (September 22, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Voluntary Integrated Management Plans

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Tim Freed, IWM Coordinator

Niobrara River Basin Alliance Public Meeting (June 25, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Niobrara Basin-Wide Planning

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Tim Freed, IWM Coordinator

Technical Group Meeting, Niobrara Compact (April 10, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Upper Niobrara-White Modeling

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Mahesh Pun, IWM Analyst

Upper Niobrara-White NRD Water Users Meeting (February 26, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Upper Niobrara-White Modeling and Potential Scenarios

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Tim Freed, IWM Coordinator; and Mahesh Pun, IWM Analyst

Water Issues Meeting, Upper Elkhorn and Lower Niobrara NRDs (February 24, 2015)
Topic Presenter

NeDNR Overview: Surface Water Permitting, Field Office Activities, and Integrated Water Management

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Jennifer Schellpeper, IWM Acting Division Head; Mike Thompson, Natural Resources Division Manager; Tom Klanecky, Ord Field Office Supervisor; and Carol Myers Flaute, IWM Analyst

Niobrara River Basin Alliance Public Meeting (February 11, 2015)
Topic Presenter

Integrated Water Management and Basin-Wide Planning

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Tim Freed, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Niobrara River Basin Meeting (November 18, 2014)
Topic Presenter

Niobrara River Basin - INSIGHT Data and Analysis

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Jesse Bradley, Natural Resources Programs Director

Niobrara Compact Meeting-Conference Call (October 8, 2013)
Topic Presenter

Upper Niobrara Basin Integrated Modeling Update

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Brandi Flyr, Integrated Water Management Division

Central Plains Irrigation Conference (February 26-27, 2013)
Topic Presenter

Effect of 2012 Drought on Interstate Compact Compliance

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Jim Schneider, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NeDNR, and Jesse Bradley, P.G., IWM Division Head

Upper Niobrara White NRD Model Update Meeting (August 23, 2012)
Topic Presenter

Upper Niobrara Basin Integrated Modeling: August 2012 Update

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James Gilbert, IWM Analyst

Farm Bureau Meeting (August 23, 2012)
Topic Presenter

Niobrara River Update: Studies and Planning

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Brandi Flyr, Ph.D., IWM Coordinator

Niobrara River Basin WaterSMART Update (August 8, 2012)
Topic Presenter

Niobrara River Basin Study Update

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Brandi Flyr, Ph.D., IWM Coordinator

UNWNRD Water Issues Meeting in Alliance, NE (February 8, 2011)
Topic Presenter

Niobrara Basin Conjunctive Water Management Model

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Brandi Flyr, Ph.D., Integrated Water Management Analyst

Uncategorized Presentations
Topic Date
LB 962 and Hydrologically Connected Ground Water and Surface Water in the Upper Niobrara-White Natural Resources District

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(September/October 2004)


Compacts, Decrees, and Interstate Agreements

Upper Niobrara River Compact


Research

Models and Studies

CENEB Model

Upper Niobrara-White Model

Western Water Use Model

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