Lower Platte River Consortium

Lower Platte River Consortium

Natural resources districts, major water utilities and the State of Nebraska have formed the Lower Platte River Consortium to search for ways to sustain public water supplies in the basin.

The consortium has contracted with HDR Engineering, Inc., to develop tools and alternatives, evaluations and documentation of drought mitigation plans to enhance water supplies in the lower Platte River. The consortium expires in the summer of 2020.

The second of two planned public open houses was held on December 5th to review the Draft Drought Contingency Plan and gather public input.  Consortium members are reviewing the final plan.  Drought monitoring continues.

Recent and important documents are listed below:

Drought Contingency Plan, October 2019
Minutes, February 25, 2019

Minutes, November 29, 2018

Minutes, October 29, 2018

Minutes, September 20, 2018

Minutes, July 17, 2018

Open House Presentation, June 19, 2018

Open House Agenda, June 19, 2018

Open House Notice, June 19, 2018

Minutes, May 9, 2018

Meeting Notice May 9, 2018

Minutes, March 30, 2018

Minutes, November 28, 2017

Minutes, August 22, 2017

Agenda, August 22, 2017

Notes, May 16, 2017

Agenda, May 16, 2017

Minutes, May 2, 2017

Agenda, May 2, 2017

Agenda, March 27, 2017

Minutes, February 23, 2017

Agenda, February 23, 2017

Minutes, December 15, 2016

"To study long-term water supplies available to the lower subbasin for enhancing streamflows or aquifer storage to support sustainable public water systems."