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Bill Birkel, Supervisor, Norfolk Field Office

Bill plans, assigns, and coordinates the work activities of the Norfolk Field Office.  Bill works with the natural resources districts and the public within the field office area. 

Contact Bill at (402)-370-3377 or william.birkel@nebraska.gov

 

Tom Hayden, Supervisor, Bridgeport Field Office

Tom plans, assigns, and coordinates the work activities of the Bridgeport Field Office.  He works with the irrigation districts, natural resources districts, and public within the field office area.  Tom also oversees and supervises the satellite offices in Chadron and North Platte.  Tom assists in the administration of the North Platte Decree, the South Platte River Compact, and the Niobrara River Compact.

Contact Tom at (308)-262-1932 or tom.hayden@nebraska.gov

 

Tom Klanecky, Supervisor, Ord Field Office

Tom plans, assigns, and coordinates the work activities of the Ord Field Office.  Tom works with the irrigation districts, natural resources districts, and public within the field office area. 

Contact Tom at (308)-728-3325 or  tom.klanecky@nebraska.gov

 

Jim Ostdiek, Supervisor, Lincoln Field Office

Jim plans, assigns, and coordinates the work activities of the Lincoln Field Office. He works with the natural resources districts and the public within the field office area.  Jim assists with the administration of the Blue River Compact.

Contact Jim at (402)-471 3005 or  jim.ostdiek@nebraska.gov

 

Shane Stanton, Supervisor, Cambridge Field Office

Shane plans, assigns, and coordinates the work activities of the Cambridge Field Office.  He works with the irrigation districts, natural resources districts, and public within the field office area.  Shane assists in the administration of the Republican River Compact.

Contact Shane at (308)-697-3730 or shane.stanton@nebraska.gov

 

Jim Williams, Supervisor, Streamgaging and Survey

Jim supervises streamgaging record review and publication of the Department’s annual Hydrographic Report. Jim is also the supervisor for the Survey Crew, which is tasked with developing topographic information to support various missions of the Department, including floodplain mapping and dam safety analysis. In addition, Jim is the manager of the NeRAIN program, a partnership with the Natural Resources Districts. NeRAIN collects weather-related data uploaded by several hundred citizen scientist volunteers across the state.

Contact Jim at (402) 471-1026 or james.williams@nebraska.gov

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