Ground Water Management Area


Like most of Nebraska, the Lower Platte North NRD has an adequate supply of clean groundwater. However, drought, excessive water use, and chemical contamination can threaten this precious resource.

In 1997, in response to rising nitrate levels in district groundwater, the NRD designated a Ground Water Management Area (GWMA) covering the entire district. The GWMA monitors and regulates both groundwater quality and groundwater quantity.

The NRD's philosophy is that prevention is less costly than correction, so the GWMA emphasizes proactive protection of groundwater, rather than a reactive, corrective approach. Educational efforts are given priority, although regulatory controls are implemented when needed.

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Interpretive Geologic Cross Sections

Interpretive geologic cross sections demonstrate the geology near the north and south borders of the Lower Platte North NRD. This provides a look at the sections as exposed vertical slices of the subsurface. The cross sections were drawn using information from the following sources: wells registered with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources; test holes drilled by the Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska; oil and gas bore holes reported to the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; and airborne electromagnetic surveys performed as part of the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA). The contacts between bedrock units are dashed because they were drawn using a small amount of data. The dashed water level line is also an estimate and is based on measurements taken by drillers soon after well installation.

Newman Grove to Fremont

David City to Ashland


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