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May UENRD Board Meeting


Notice is herby given that the Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District will hold a regular monthly Board of Directors meeting May 23rd, 2022, at 7:00 P.M.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following Wednesday.  A current agenda of the subjects to be considered at such time, date and place is available for inspection during business hours at the districts office, which is located at  301 N. Harrison, O’Neill, NE.  The agenda may be amended  up to 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Chemigation Renewal Deadline June 1

Chemigation Renewal Deadline June 1, 2022!

The deadline for renewal chemigation applications is June 1!  Anyone wishing to run fertilizer/chemicals through their center pivot irrigation system will need to submit an application for chemigation to the Natural Resources District.  Renewal Chemigation Applications were mailed out in January to Cooperators who permitted chemigation sites within the Upper Elkhorn NRD in 2021.  These forms must be completed and returned with the appropriate fee by June 1 to the Upper Elkhorn NRD to maintain their renewal status.  Renewal applications will cost $20; New applications will cost $40 per site and must be approved by NRD personnel before any chemigation activity; and, Emergency applications will cost $100.  Chemigation forms are available at the Upper Elkhorn NRD office and NRCS Office in Neligh or on line at  These forms may be filled out online, printed and returned to the NRD office with the appropriate fee.  Remember, it is the responsibility of each chemigator to maintain and permit each chemigation site on an annual basis.  For further information or questions, please contact the Upper Elkhorn NRD, (402) 336-3867.

Bazile Groundwater Management Area Project Seeking New Coordinator

Bazile Groundwater Management Area – Project Coordinator

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Project Coordinator for the Bazile Groundwater Management Area.

The Project Coordinator will work independently to educate and encourage the adoption of best management practices in an attempt to improve groundwater quality and quantity within the Bazile Groundwater Management Area of Pierce, Knox and Antelope Counties. The Coordinator will be headquartered at the LENRD office in Norfolk.

For more information about the position, please refer to the LENRD’s website: or e-mail To apply for this position, send a letter of application and current resume by April 15, 2022 to: Mike Sousek; General Manager, Lower Elkhorn NRD, 1508 Square Turn Blvd., Norfolk NE 68701.