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Flow Meter Installation Schedule

New Groundwater Rules and Regulations became effective May 12, 2014 which requires all high metercapacity wells which pump over 50 gpm have a flow meter installed.

The following schedule of installation was adopted:
Northeast quarter section must be metered by December 31, 2014
Northwest quarter section must be metered by September 30, 2015
Southwest quarter section must be metered by June 30, 2016
Southeast quarter section must be metered by March 31, 2017

Groundwater Rules Summary
Flow Meter Fact Sheet

Little Blue NRD Groundwater Rules and Regulations
Visit the Little Blue NRD Flow Meter Page

District Secretary Position Open

The Little Blue NRD is seeking someone to fill the position of District Secretary in the Davenport office. This is a full time position and will include benefits.
Job Description

Operator Training Dates Set

Operator Certification of all farm operators within the District are a part of the District's Groundwater Rules and Regulations.
See a list of Operator Training dates, topics and locations for this fall and winter at various locations throughout the District.

NRD Initiates Meter Maintenance Program

The Little Blue NRD is initiating a maintenance program for irrigation flow meters.  For the fall of 2016 Tri City Meters from Alda Nebraska will be contracted to do the work.  The map shows the area, and locates the meters, that will be pulled from the pipe, have the bearing housing re-greased, and then re-installed with a new pipe gasket.  The contacts for the specific meters will be notified with more specific information about the program soon.  The work is to be completed between September and December of this year. 

The board has also adopted a cost share program to assist with repairs that will be needed to keep the meters working.  There is a program outline available for review, but basically monies are available with 50% assistance for each meter repaired, up to a $300 maximum cost share for each meter.  Each producer is eligible for up to $1000 per year for meter repairs. 

Although any ag business that works with wells, pivots, or discharge piping can likely help with getting meters installed and keeping them operable, there are currently only three companies the District is aware of that do the actual repairs.  Those would be McCrometer/Great Plains in Aurora, Tri City Metes in Alda, and the Little Blue NRD in Davenport. 

Emeral Ash Borer Beetle is in Nebraska

The Emerald Ash Borer beetle was discovered in Nebraska in 2016. This beetle is known to devastate the Ash tree community. Find out more on what you need to know and do by watching this video if you have an Ash tree.

Watershed Management Plan Completed

The Little Blue and Tri Basin NRD's Watershed Management Plan to address water quality and quantity is now complete and available to the public.
ittle Blue River Basin Water Management Plan page

Stay Placed on Well Drilling in Poor Aquifer Areas

Action was taken by the Board of Directors that placed a "stay" on the drilling of high-capacity irrigation wells in the "Aquifers Less Than 10 Feet" areas of the District.
Read the entire article
Permanent Stay Map
District Risk Area Map
Detailed Risk Map (West)
Detailed Risk Map (Central)
Detailed Risk Map (East)

Distict is Conducting Field Inspections on Flow Meters

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