Central Platte NRD Hosting Water Programs Update in Central City Feb.16

Central Platte NRD Hosting Water Programs Update in Central City Feb.16


GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Registration is open for Central Platte NRD’s annual Water Programs Update. NRD staff will give updates on both water quality and water quantity developments and progresses.

Guest speakers will offer insights in the anticipated weather pattern for the 2023 growing season, drainage law regarding landowner and renter responsibilities, and results of new sensor-based fertigation trials.

The public is encouraged to attend. There is no registration fee and catered lunch will be provided with an RSVP.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Merrick County Youth & Ag Education Center
1784 Fairgrounds Rd.
Central City


  • 9:30 – 9:35        Welcome: Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
  • 9:40 – 10:00      Groundwater Management Plan Updates: Courtney Widup, Water Resources Technician
  • 10:05 – 10:30    Drainage Law | Landowner vs Renter Responsibilities: Don Blankenau, Attorney
  • 10:45 – 11:15    Water Quantity Update: Luke Zakrzewski GIS Image Analyst
  • 11:20 – 12:00    Water Quality & Nitrogen Use: Central Platte NRD Staff
  • 12:00 – 12:45    Catered Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:15      Nitrogen Management Timeline Fertigation Trials – UNL/CPNRD
    • Dean Krull, UNL Demo Project Coordinator
    • Taylor Cross, UNL Grad Research Student
    • James Herrick, Sentinel Fertigation, Implementation Specialist
  • 1:15 – 1:45        Landowner Testimonial | Transition to Data-Driven Fertigation: Noah Seim, Seim Farms
  • 2:00 – 2:30        2023 Weather Outlook: Martha Durr, State Climatologist

Credits Available: Attendance replaces the requirement to take CPNRD’s Nitrogen Management Certification Test for the Groundwater Quality Management Program. Professionals may register to receive Continuing Education Credits for the Professional Water Well Contractors License and Certified Crop Advisor Water and Soil credentials.

RSVP for meal count by Feb. 10, 2023, by calling 308.385.6282 or email Marcia Lee at lee [at]