Water Administration


Bridgeport Field Office

729 Main Street
P.O. Box 787
Bridgeport, NE 69336-0787
Telephone: (308) 262-1930
Fax: (308) 262-1939
E-mail: Bridgeport Field Office



  • Administer surface water to its users
  • Safety inspection of dams
  • Operate streamgaging stations and compute streamflow records
  • Mediate water-related conflicts
  • Administer the North Platte River Decree, the South Platte River Compact and the Niobrara River Compact

Jurisdictional Area

  • Panhandle and North Central Nebraska
  • North Platte River, South Platte River, Upper and Central Platte River, White River, Upper Niobrara River, Hat Creek, Lodgepole Creek and accompanying drainage basins

Jurisdictional Scope

  • Administer 1,700 surface water appropriations
  • Inspection of about 450 dams
  • Operate and compute flow record for 38 streamgages and 86 canal gages
  • Administer 21 irrigation districts that direct surface water for the irrigation of about one million acres

North Platte Field Office
200 S Silber Ave
North Platte, NE  69101

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