South Loup River Watershed Management Plan Landon Mattison
The Lower Loup Natural Resources District, along with the Central Platte, Upper Loup, and Twin Loup NRDs, have initiated a study of the South Loup River Basin to develop a watershed management plan. The plan, being created in association with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) and under the coordination of JEO Consulting Group, aims to address and assess surface water and groundwater quality and quantity in the basin.
The project kicked off in the Spring of 2015 and over the course of a year the plan has been in development, with guidance being provided by a local planning team which consists of representatives from agriculture, communities, natural resource agencies, and other local entities. A public open house was held on April 5, 2016 to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment. Additional comments are welcome until April 29, 2016. At that time the NRD will work to incorporate comments and complete the plan.
The plan is anticipated to be finalized June 2016.