Forms and Permits


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

Well Permits & 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 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 Voluntary Integrated Management Plan 
(Full text of V-IMP)


(Full text of V-IMP Order)


Forestry & Wildlife:

Tree Order Form
(species and prices for the current year)


Land Treatment:

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


Outdoor Recreation:

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 1999-Present are available for download in PDF format below.


Archived Board Minutes, 1999-Present


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


The Viaduct

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!).

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 Telegram, the Fremont Tribune, the Schuyler Sun, the Wahoo Newspaper, and the David City Banner Press. Approximately 30,000 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 vulnerabilitiy, and identify strategy and mitigation measures. The development included direct participation from thirty-three jurisdications and in-direct participation from one village and five public school disticts.

Lower Platte North NRD will be starting the process for the next update in 2018.