Central Platte NRD Irrigation Deadlines for Producers

Central Platte NRD Irrigation Deadlines for Producers


GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska --  Irrigators in the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) are reminded to contact NRD staff if you are planning any changes this irrigation season. Irrigators are required to inform the CPNRD of any development work that concerns newly irrigated acres. Any land that is not certified as irrigated with the NRD cannot be irrigated unless the newly irrigated area is offset by applying for and completing a transfer request with CPNRD, prior to new acres being irrigated.  Transfer requests for the 2022 growing season will be accepted through March 1, 2022. All transfers must be completed before irrigating. Producers who fail to obtain an approved transfer from the NRD are subject to penalties. 

Purchasing Land  Individuals looking to purchase new land should check the certified irrigated acres of a property before making any buying decisions.  Visit CPNRD’s Interactive Map at: to check all certified irrigated acres.

March 31: Submit Crop Reporting Form 
Producers in Phases II/III of the Groundwater Quality Management Program must submit their online crop reporting form by March 31st at  The management program is showing a beneficial impact on the nitrate levels in groundwater by undertaking a long-term solution for the District’s widespread high groundwater nitrate-nitrogen problems. When completing your form, be sure to check the location and owner name of each well to be sure they’re registered correctly. You may check well registrations at:

June 1: Chemigation Permits Due
Current renewal permits expire June 1st. Renewel permits cost $20 and can be issued without an inspection, however, the NRD is required to reinspect systems in operation on a spot-check basis. Renewal applications received after June 1st must comply with provisions for new permits, including a $60 permit fee and a required inspection before the permit can be issued.

To learn more call (308) 385-6282, visit, or stop in the Central Platte NRD office at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska.