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SPNRD County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings Changing

 

January 6, 2021 | View PDF



The South Platte NRD (District) will not be holding any County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings in person this spring. Instead certified irrigation owners and operators will be receiving a letter with instructions on how to provide feedback to the District. All the meeting materials that usually are presented at the meetings will be available online at the District website http://www.spnrd.org. The public hearing will still be held in March 2021 concerning proposed changes to the District’s Ground Water Rules and Regulations.

With the next irrigation water allocation period beginning in 2022, the South Platte NRD normally holds County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee meetings the year before any potential changes are made to the Districtwide Ground Water Management Area Rules and Regulations. This year the District is sending out letters to certified irrigation owners and operators describing any potential changes to irrigation allocations. The change to sending letters instead of having in person meetings is due to COVID-19 restrictions and protections. The letters will be sent out the first week of January to give certified irrigation owners and operators the opportunity to make comments before the February 9, 2021 Board Meeting. An in-person meeting regarding the planned changes from Phase II to Phase III in the Sidney Ground Water Quality Management Subarea is still being planned at this time. Details of that meeting will be released at a later time.

 

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