Forms and Permits

Forms and permits for various NRD programs can be downloaded below. All files are in PDF format.

Request for Proposals
Employment Opportunities

The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (LPNNRD) is accepting resumes for the position of GIS and Grants Specialist. This is a full-time position. The position is responsible for coordinating the NRD’s geographical information systems (GIS), external grants, and information technology (IT). Resumes may be sent to: Eric Gottschalk, General Manager, Lower Platte North NRD, P.O. Box 126, Wahoo, NE 68066 or by 12:00 pm (Noon), June 21, 2024. The LPNNRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full description available here.

Well Permits and Variances

Well Permit
(required before drilling a well in the Lower Platte North NRD; variance request is also required)




Variance Request for New Water Well
(required to drill new well in Hydrologically Connected and Non-Hydrologically Connected Water Development Areas)




Variance Request for Expanded Water Use
(required to expand irrigated acres or other water use in Hydrologically Connected and Non-Hydrologically Connected Water Development Areas)




For variance forms for Restricted Development Areas or Butler-Saunders and Platte-Colfax Special Quantity Subareas, please contact us at (402) 443-4675 or



Other Water-Related Forms

Chemigation Permit Application
(to apply for new, renewal or emergency permit for chemigation)



Online Nitrogen Certification/Water Conservation Test Request
see Nitrogen Certification & Water Conservation Training for information and test requests.



Flow Meter Requirements & Approved Models
(for high-capacity wells and wells in Stay or Level III Management Areas)



Well Interference Complaint Form
(to report issues with water levels and possible well interference from nearby wells)



Well Abandonment Packet
(information on how to obtain cost-share funds for abandoning wells)




Groundwater Management Area Rules & Regulations
(Full text of GWMA rules and regs)




Groundwater Management Plan
(Full text)



Groundwater Voluntary Integrated Management Plan 
(Full text of V-IMP)

(Full text of V-IMP Order)



Lower Platte River Drought Contingency Plan
(Current draft of the Drought Plan)




Lower Platte North NRD Nebraska Ag Water Management Network (NAWMN) Application


Forestry & Wildlife

Tree Order Form
(species and prices updated as of October 4, 2023)

Please call 402-443-4675 for availability before placing your order.

Download Order Form

Land Treatment

Rock & Jetty Packet
(application forms and information on rock & jetty cost-share)


Outdoor Recreation

Geocaching Permit and Regulations
(for placing geocaches on NRD public property)



Clint Johannes Education Building at Lake Wanahoo
For rental availability, please call the Lower Platte North NRD at 402-443-4675


Board & Committee Agendas & Minutes


Current agendas for our board and committee meetings can be viewed at our Sparq Data Meetings site:


New agendas show up on the Sparq Data Meetings site automatically as they become available.

Archived minutes from 2015-Present are available for download in PDF format below.

Nebraska Open Meetings Act


Archived Board Minutes, 2015-Present


NRD publications can be viewed/downloaded below. Downloadable files are in PDF format.


The Viaduct is the newsletter of the Lower Platte North NRD. A print version of the Viaduct is distributed twice a year (winter and summer) in area newspapers. An email version is also sent to our mailing list subscribers (enter your email below to join!).

Latest Issues of the Viaduct:

Please contact us for copies of the 2015 Viaduct issues and earlier.

Annual Report


The Lower Platte North NRD publishes an Annual Report each winter summarizing accomplishments from the past fiscal year. The report is inserted into area newspapers, including the Columbus Area Choice, the Fremont Tribune, the Schuyler Sun, the Wahoo-Ashland-Waverly Market Weekly, and the David City Banner Press. Approximately 25,000 copies of the report are distributed through these newspapers.

See our Annual Reports in our Viaduct Issues!

Long Range Plan

The Lower Platte North NRD uses a Long Range Implementation Plan as a planning tool for future projects and programs. The Plan is updated at the end of each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). The plan summarizes district activities for the previous fiscal year and lists objectives for the upcoming fiscal year. The plan also contains long-range objectives for the next five-year period.


Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed as an update to the 2010 Lower Platte North NRD Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. In compliance with the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, this plan was created in effort to identify and profile hazards, identify people and facilities at risk, assess for threats and potential vulnerability, and identify strategy and mitigation measures. The development included direct participation from thirty-three jurisdictions and in-direct participation from one village and five public school districts.

The recent Lower Platte North NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan can be viewed below.