Lower Loup NRD Invites Public Input Regarding Groundwater

ORD – Weather permitting, a Public Hearing on proposed modifications and additions to the Lower Loup Natural Resources District’s Groundwater Management Rules and Regulations will be held Thursday, January 26, at 4:05 p.m., at the Lower Loup Natural Resources District in Ord.

The proposed changes include prohibiting the application of commercial nitrogen fertilizer in the fall, the installation of flow meters on all new irrigation development, and combining Phase 2 and Phase 3 water quality controls, which would eliminate Phase 3.

Persons unable to appear at the Public Hearing or those persons with lengthy testimony may wish to submit their testimony in writing. In order to be considered by the Board of Directors for the purpose of this hearing, such testimony must be received by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting by the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. That address is 2620 Airport Drive, Ord, Nebraska, 68862.

The proposed rule changes will be discussed at an upcoming public information meeting prior to the public hearing, on Friday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at the Genoa Fire and Rescue Hall, 515 Willard Avenue in Genoa.

A copy of the proposed rules and regulations changes may be obtained at the Lower Loup Natural Resources District office in Ord or online.