Lower Platte South
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Next NRD Board Meeting:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7pm at the NRD office.

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NRD Dams Ease Flooding

Despite 5-10 inches of rain in the North Oak Watershed in the Valparaiso-Brainard area the last week of August, flood damage was much less, due to flood control dams owned and maintained by the NRD. It is estimated the 12 North Oak dams held back 3,250 acre feet of floodwater benefiting public roads, Valparaiso and thousands of acres of cropland all the way to Lincoln. Pictured several feet out of its banks, six miles north of Valparaiso, is Red Cedar Lake. The photo was taken August 28th.

Red Cedar Lake

Budget Approved

The NRD Board approved a FY 2015 Budget when it met August 20. The budget of revenue and expenditures totals $24,176,136. The budget's property tax requirement is 2.5% higher than last year (the first increase in seven years), but higher property valuations District wide will actually decrease the NRD's share of total property taxes.

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Ballot Vacancy
Subdistrict 3

Residents of the NRD's Subdistrict 3 who are registered voters can register as a write-in candidate for the NRD Board until until October 24th. A vacancy has occurred on the ballot, after a candidate filed to run for a four-year term, then declined the official nomination.

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In Search of Ground Water

The Lower Platte South NRD is cooperating with other NRDs in eastern Nebraska and a private firm to use a high-tech method of mapping aquifers.  This method, known as airborne electromagnetic or AEM surveying, uses a sophisticated sensor towed by a helicopter to distinguish between geologic materials like sand, gravel, silt, and clay beneath the ground surface, which helps to identify and evaluate ground water resources.  The Nebraska Educational Telecommunications network has produced a 7-minute overview of this effort in cooperation with QUEST, a joint-venture science program affiliated with PBS.  Click here to view!

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