South Platte NRD September Meeting


September 30, 2020 | View PDF

On Tuesday, September 8, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE).

Thad Kuntz, P.G., Adaptive Resources Inc., reviewed the Western Water Use Management Modeling Aquifer Life Analysis for 2012 through 2016. 2012 through 2016 are the closest data record to the historical precipitation average.

Chris Kaiser, SPNRD Natural Resources Coordinator, spoke to the Board about Oliver Reservoir and the Health Alerts that were issued this summer. Twice in 2020 a Health Alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s) was issued for Oliver. This is the first time since 2014 that a Health Alert has been issued. Harmful Algal Blooms, also known as Toxic Algae, can occur at any time in surface water when there is warm weather, still waters and an upload of nutrients such as phosphorus or nitrogen. The reservoir is sampled weekly from May through September. HAB’s are a natural occurring, and do not happen often at Oliver.

The Board reviewed the proposed 2021 Budgets and approved them for the upcoming Fiscal Year. Also approved was the tax rate for the District, which will stay the same as the previous year.

For questions or more information please contact the South Platte NRD at 308-254-2377 or visit us online at SPNRD Board of Director Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

***COVID-19 precautions: The South Platte NRD is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. At this time the office will remain open and staff will continue District operations. Group meetings and gatherings have been canceled or will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please follow CDC recommendations if you are planning to come into the office. Staff is available by phone and email to answer any of your questions.***


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