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Local lake depth measured

It’s a warm fall day at Recharge Lake in York. High winds make the trees and tall grasses dance on the banks as the crickets and cicadas sing their last songs of the season. A young man in camo chest waders and a ball cap stands on the water’s edge, a large remote control in his hands. His gaze is...Read More

UNL report examines economics of N fertilizer usage 

In these challenging times for the agriculture economy, it’s important to carefully evaluate the return on investment of nitrogen fertilizer at the individual producer level. According to a recently published article from Cornhusker Economics, excessive use of nitrogen does...Read More

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host an Infrastructure Seminar in Hastings on October 3, 2019. David Eigenberg, general manager of the Upper Big Blue NRD, and colleagues from the Central Platte NRD and Little Blue NRD, will participate in a panel discussion at the event on the topic of Water and Energy Management and Infrastructure. A...Read More
York High School students will soon have an addition to their science curriculum, thanks to grant funding from the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. A grant request for an outdoor classroom has been approved by the board of directors, providing $1,000 for the project through the Upper Big Blue NRD’s Educational Capital Projects Fund (ECAP...Read More

Did you know that the Upper Big Blue NRD manages five public recreation areas? These parks are free to use* and open to the public year-round. With fall’s mellow temperatures and beautiful foliage, there’s no better time to visit. Whether it’s an early morning meditation with a fishing rod, or a fun family picnic and boating, there’s something...Read More

For sophomore agribusiness majors Madi Baker and Caden Theis, college thus far has been fun and challenging. Both Baker, at Concordia University, and Theis, at Doane University, are being helped along in their studies by scholarships from the Upper Big Blue NRD.  

Baker and Theis are recipients of 2019 Raymond A. Burke...Read More
Nebraskans have made a large investment in building dams across the state.  There are over 2,900 dams on the Nebraska Dam Inventory; 57 percent of them are privately owned. Most of these dams are considered small (storage of 15-250 acre-feet). Forty-three percent of Nebraska’s dams are more than 50 years old, and nearly 500 Nebraska dams are...Read More
After hearing input from the public that they serve, the Board of Directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has resolved to send a proposal for regulation changes back to the committee level for additional research and revision.

The proposed changes would have impacted fertilizer practices for agriculture producers...Read More

From a proposed recreation area near Milligan to a dam renovation in Friend, nine members of the board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District toured the southeast portion of the district to explore NRD projects on Friday, September 6....Read More

Training the next generation of plant scientists is important work. That’s why the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District announced today that Shelby-Rising City Schools will be the recipient of grant funding for a greenhouse and environmental studies lab to be constructed in 2020. The assistance is provided through the Upper Big Blue NRD’s...Read More

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