During March and April 2021, NRD staff measured roughly 500 observation wells throughout the district. The goal of these well measurements is to determine an average water level change for the district, based on a weighted change from each well.  For spring 2021 water level measurements, the NRD has determined that the average groundwater...Read More
Now in its fourth year, the Project GROW (Growing Rotational crops on Wellfield) demonstration fields on the City of York wellfield are trying something new: alfalfa and sorghum. 

The five-year collaboration between the city and the NRD involves farming 120 acres using soil health practices including diverse crop rotations, cover...Read More

NRD raising awareness of best practices, gathering feedback for next steps

(York, NE—March 29, 2021) When it comes to water quality, the facts are clear and the water is murky: Beaver Creek and Recharge Lake have chemical loads above the standard set by the state of Nebraska for optimum health. The quantity of atrazine,...Read More

Camping Season Begins April 12, Controlled Burn Planned for Pioneer Trails (Aurora)

The official start to the camping season will be Monday, April 12, at recreation areas managed by the Upper Big Blue NRD, the organization has announced. 

The NRD manages five...Read More

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District will host a public open house to discuss stakeholder committee recommendations as part of the district’s Water Quality Management Plan. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Avenue. All are invited to attend....Read More

HASTINGS, Neb. — Two years removed from Nebraska's devastating floods, Hastings leaders gather to look at the unique hazards in the community.

If the water surges, Ron Pughes wants to be ready. The Adams County emergency management director said if a flood project northwest of the city failed it could be deadly.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN 10/11 News) -The state’s natural resources districts have an urgent message to Nebraskans as the state’s tree canopy number are declining due to extreme weather.

Over the last decade 18% of canopy trees in Nebraska have been taken out due to extreme weather, diseases and invasive insects according to the Nebraska...Read More
Are you dreaming of fresh-picked garden produce? Organizing your seed packets? Itching to get your hands dirty? Watching the weather and speculating about the growing season ahead? If so, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District invites you to grab your garden gloves and sunhat, and reserve your plot at the Project GROW community garden in...Read More
Source: UNL Extension 

Chemigators have two options to be certified in 2021 including online self-study or in-person trainings. Check when your chemigation applicator certification expires to make sure you need to take the training again,...Read More
Each year, the Upper Big Blue NRD selects two recipients and one alternate for the Burke Scholarship, which supports those pursuing careers in natural resources. These scholarships are used for tuition at a Nebraska college or university where the student is enrolled full-time in a two- or four-year degree program in a natural resources related...Read More