Central Platte NRD Hosts Water Programs Update Feb. 12

Central Platte NRD Hosts Water Programs Update Feb. 12


GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The Central Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) is hosting its annual Water Programs Update on groundwater levels, nitrate levels and current research studies. Associate Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher will discuss weather challenges that lie ahead in 2020. Nebraska Extension Specialists Chuck Burr and Tim Schmeeckle will present successes with the TAPS Program for efficient crop management.

The Update will be held at Dawson County Extension in Lexington from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. There is no cost to attend and a free catered lunch will be provided.

 9:30   Static Groundwater Levels in CPNRD- Luke Zakrzewski, GIS Image Analyst
10:00   2nd Generation Integrated Management Plan & Research Studies- Brandi Flyr, Hydrologist PhD
11:00   Platte River Recovery Program- Mark Czaplewski, Biologist
11:15   Central Nebraska Irrigation Project- Courtney Widup, Water Resources Technician
12:00   Catered lunch (RSVP by February 5th for lunch count)
12:45   Quality Management Program Overview- Tricia Dudley, Water Quality Programs Assistant
  1:00   Chemigation Program Requirements- David Carr, Range Management Specialist
  1:15   Vadose Zone Nitrate Study- Dan Clement, Water Resources Specialist
  2:00   TAPS Program- Chuck Burr, UNL and Tim Schmeeckle, Gothenburg/TAPS Producers
  2:45   Weather Challenges That Lie Ahead for 2020- Al Dutcher, UNL

Attendance at these meetings replaces the requirement to take the Nitrogen Management Certification Test for Central Platte NRD’s Groundwater Quality Management Program. Professional Continuing Education Credits have been applied for through Water Well Standards/NHHS.

To assure an accurate lunch count, RSVP by calling the Central Platte NRD at 308.385.6282 or email Marcia Lee at lee [at]