Papio-Missouri River NRD Board Approves Long Range Plan

Papio-Missouri River NRD Board Approves Long Range Plan


Papio-Missouri River NRD Board Approves Long Range Plan


     The Papio-Missouri River NRD Board of Directors has approved its Fiscal year 2017 Long Range Implementation Plan (LRIP). Each year, the NRD updates this planning document that summarizes planned District activities and includes projections of financial, personnel, and land rights needs of the District for at least the next five years.


     Approval of this LRIP follows the Board of Directors September approval of a budget that will once again require no increase in the NRD property tax levy.

    “We are projecting to lower our expenditures by nearly half (45%) over the next five years,” said NRD General Manager, John Winkler. We plan to do this while simultaneously attempting to fund over 50 projects and programs which provide public safety like flood control and water quality,” he said.

    Major programs and projects addressed in the plan include:

Completion of flood control Dam Site 15A near 168th and Fort Streets
Upgrading of Missouri River levees to protect Offutt Air Force Base and critical infrastructure south of Bellevue
Constant maintenance and operation of Papillion Creek, Missouri River and Platte River levees.
Recreational trails construction
Cost sharing with landowners on a variety of soil and water conservation measures
Groundwater management

     A copy of the Long Range Implementation Plan will be filed with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, the Governor’s Policy Research Office, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 

     The Papio-Missouri River NRD area includes all of Sarpy, Douglas, Washington and Dakota Counties plus the eastern 60% of Burt and Thurston Counties.


     The LRIP is available on the NRD web site,



Emmett J Egr, APR

Information/Education Coordinator

Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District

8901 S 154th St, Omaha, NE 68138


eegr [at]