LPSNRD Plans

LPSNRD Plans

Master Plan

Master Plan
Master Plan

Each of Nebraskas 23 NRDs is required to maintain a Master Plan; an account of goals, desired outcomes and objectives for the ten years following its adoption.  Our current Master Plan was adopted by the LPSNRD Board of Directors in December of 2018.

Long Range Implementation Plan

Long Range Implementation Plan
Long Range Implementation Plan

Our Long Range Implementation Plan is a five-year spending plan that is revised annually by the Board of Directors.

Ground Water Management Plan

Ground Water Management Plan
Ground Water Management Plan

The NRD's Ground Water Management Plan is a lengthy publication containing detailed information about the district, its geology, needs related to ground water, and programs and plans the NRD has in reaction to those needs. It was approved by the State of Nebraska in 1996. A portion of the plan is linked below. It includes a table of contents for the entire plan and NRD ground water goals and strategies.

To obtain a copy of the entire Ground Water Management Plan, contact the NRD.

LPSNRD activities related to the Ground Water Mangement Plan are reviewed annually.

Integrated Management Plan

Integrated Management Plan
Integrated Management Plan

LPSNRD and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) have taken a proactive, comprehensive approach to sustaining the future water needs in the District through adoption of a voluntary Integrated Management Plan (IMP). Two other studies preceded development of the plan; a Water Balance Study of the District and Water for the Future: Stakeholder Perspectives. These documents are available in the attachments below.

Some Integrated Management Plans in Nebraska focus on management of the hydrologically-connected ground and surface waters, however, the Lower Platte South plan is focused on integrating the management of all of the water supplies and uses within the entire district. Agriculture irrigation is an important water use in those areas of the district where sufficient ground water is available but is not expected to expand significantly in the near future. With a growing urban and suburban population, domestic and commercial water uses will be both critical and challenging to satisfy.

The three goals in the Integrated Management Plan are to achieve a sustainable water supply, to manage the supply and make it available whenever and wherever needed, and to support water use and conservation that optimizes benefits. With limited surface water sources, highly erodible ground water supplies and the geographic reality of the downstream location in the river basin, the IMP includes the anticipated need to look outside District boundaries to collaborate and cooperate on future water supply expansion.

The Integrated Management Plan requires an annual report of activity over the last year related to IMP goals and objectives. It also requires an annual review by LPSNRD and NeDNR of the entire plan to be held as a public meeting, where public comment on the plan is encouraged. The annual meeting presentation and annual report from 2017 is provided below.

Water Quality Management Plan

Water Quality Management Plan
Water Quality Management Plan

The district-wide Water Quality Management Plan will provide a summary of water resource conditions and detail the district's approach to non-point source pollution.  The document linked below (including Part 2) is a DRAFT of the plan, which has not yet been adopted by the Board of Directors.  Due to the length of this plan, it has been divided into two parts.  Click on the shaded part of the Table of Contents to view those sections of the plan.

The adopted version of the plan will replace this DRAFT ASAP after adoption by the Board of Directors.

Drought Emergency Response Plan

Drought Emergency Response Plan
Drought Emergency Response Plan

The Lower Platte South NRD experiences a drought every two to three years.  This plan details the district's response and management of a multi-year drought.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Hazard Mitigation Plan details NRD and participating communities actions in the event of various natural disasters. Having a plan may be a requirement for a community to receive disaster recovery funding from FEMA. The plan is updated every five years and the NRD has a principal role in its development.

Due to the length of this plan (nearly 750 pages), it is made available on this website in sections. Section breaks are indicated in the Table of Contents by changes in the background shading. Click on a shaded portion of the Table of Contents to open that section file. The link below opens the first section of the plan, which includes the shaded Table of Contents.