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100 Years of Nebraska Nitrogen

May 15, 2024
This online resource highlights nitrogen facts and statistics for the state of Nebraska.

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Aaron Young, a survey geologist with the Conservation and Survey Division, performs maintenance on a water well. (Courtesy photo)

Nebraska Groundwater Levels Continue Decline After Prolonged Drought

May 9, 2024
Below-average precipitation and an increased need for irrigation have led to groundwater level declines of more than 20 feet at some locations in Nebraska.

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The 2024 Water and Natural Resources tour is hosted by the Nebraska Water Center and the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District.

Register Now for the 2024 Water and Natural Resources Tour

April 19, 2024
Attendees will learn about the Nemaha Natural Resources District’s current projects and future plans, Lincoln's Water 2.0 project and more during this day-long tour in southeast Nebraska.

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Old Main Peak range covered in snow. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Reclamation Provides Snowmelt Runoff Estimates at Yonts Conference

April 18, 2024
No water allocations are expected for the 2024 growing season, in part due to carryover from the 2023 season.

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Nebraska Water Facts

April 4, 2024
This online resource highlights groundwater and surface water facts and statistics for the state of Nebraska.

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The Pathfinder Dam overflows in 2016. Reclamation will release water over the dam in years with abundant rainfall. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Nebraska Extension Hosts Yonts Water Conference in April

March 29, 2024
This year's Yonts Water Conference will include insights on new irrigation technologies, 2024 weather and basin runoff outlooks, plus an update on the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie canal tunnel replacements.

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With a growing population, growing demand for resources and increasing disruptions to water and food systems, it is vital to find sustainable and practical ways to overcome food and water security challenges. (IANR News photo)

Water for Food Marks Global Impact in Annual Report

December 14, 2023
The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute's recent report highlights numerous initiatives in ongoing water management advances, including a water and nutrient application decision-support tool for farmers.

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(From left) Research team members Matt Girard (CSD intern), Yvon Ukwishaka (SNR graduate student), Sean Kruse (driller's assistant) and Christina Lyons (Beatrice Daily Sun reporter) at Homestead National Historical Park. (School of Natural Resources photo)

Nebraska Water Center Researchers Conduct Statewide Project to Characterize Nitrogen Transformation Beneath the Ground Surface

August 11, 2023
The research team will use their findings to assist ongoing efforts in eliminating nitrate before it reaches groundwater.

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