Groundwater Quantity Rules & Regulations
In general, the Lower Platte North NRD has an adequate supply of groundwater. However, history shows that extended drought and/or excessive water use could deplete our groundwater below useable levels. The LPNNRD has established two different management programs to address the aquifers of our District.
Level Management Areas look at current groundwater levels compared to a previous base year, in this case 1987.
Water Development Areas generally focus on projected future water demand and whether an aquifer can sustain further groundwater development. Restrictions on new groundwater development have been established for aquifers that the District believes to be limited or restricted in size, either in area or in thickness.
The full text of the NRD's GWMA Rules and Regulations is available as a PDF in our Downloads section.
If you have questions or would like more information about the GWMA, please contact Water Resources Manager Larry Angle.