Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District

Since 1972, the MNNRD has been proactively monitoring and managing groundwater. Within a month of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR) preliminary fully appropriated determination, the MNNRD board adopted new rules to help protect future water rights by requiring the certification of existing water uses.

Certification includes irrigated acres as well as other water uses such as livestock operations, municipal, and
industrial. MNNRD developed a stakeholders group to assist in developing an Integrated Management Plan (IMP).

Contact Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District

Mike Murphy
526 East First Street
Valentine, Nebraska  69201-1906
Phone: (402) 376-3241
Fax: (402) 376-1040


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Cherry County, Nebraska

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