Irrigation System – Drip
To apply irrigation water efficiently to the plant root zone, in order to maintain soil moisture within the range for good plant growth without excessive water loss, erosion, reduction in water quality, or salt accumulation.
To close ground water wells that are no longer in working use to prevent pollutants from entering the ground water. Financial assistance is available through state and local funding by the Twin Platte Natural Resources District.
Irrigation System – Sprinkler
To efficiently and uniformly apply irrigation water to maintain adequate soil moisture for optimum plant growth without causing excessive water loss, erosion, or reduced water quality.
Irrigation System – Surface and Sub-Surface
To efficiently convey and distribute irrigation water to the point of application without excessive erosion, water loss, or reduction in water quality.
Pipelines for Irrigation
To provide a permanent conveyance facility for water from the supply of water, to the source receiving the water; hence, conserving ground or surface water.
Best Management Practices – Water
To get the most efficient and effective use of irrigation water and fertilizer, without over or under applying, at the most economical benefit.
To conserve ground water by applying precise amounts of water to crops at necessary stages of crop development.
To develop a pest management program consistent with selected crop production goals that are environmentally acceptable.
To promote and educate the public about ground water and surface water by using hands on learning. Contact the Twin Platte Natural Resources District to schedule a presentation for your group.
Flood Control – Brule & Ogallala Watersheds
To impound runoff, conserve water, prevent erosion, prevent pollution, and to enhance ground water recharge.
Water Quality – Nitrates
To prevent ground water contamination of nitrates and other pollutants by monitoring current water composition. The Natural Resources District has monitored for nitrates for 15 years.
Water Quantity – Flow Meter
A tool to measure irrigation water that could benefit water conservation. The Twin Platte Natural Resources District staff is available to help producers on-site to measure flows.
To reduce excess amounts of sediment, organic material, nutrients, pesticides, and other pollutants in surface runoff; reduce excess nutrients and other chemicals in shallow ground water; moderate water temperatures to improve habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms; provide a source of organic matter and large woody debris for fish and other aquatic organisms; lessen detrimental impacts to riparian areas including stream channels and adjacent lands caused by high and low water flows; reduce the rate of lateral stream channel movements; provide habitat for cover for numerous species of wildlife during periods of their life cycle; and produce wood products such as lumber, firewood, and posts.
Irrigation System – Tail Water Recovery
To conserve farm irrigation water supplies and water quality by collecting the irrigation water that runs off the surface of sloping fields, and making this water available for reuse on the farm.
Irrigation Water Conveyance
To reduce water loss, prevent water logging of land, prevent erosion, and maintain water quality. This may be defined as a fixed lining of impervious material in an existing or newly constructed irrigation field ditch, irrigation canal, or lateral.
Irrigation Water Management
To effectively use available irrigation water supply in managing and controlling the moisture environment of crops to promote the desired crop response, to minimize soil erosion and loss of plant nutrients, to control undesirable water loss, and to protect water quality.
To supply plant nutrients for optimum forage and crop yields, or to supply nutrients while minimizing entry of nutrients to surface and ground water.
Trough or Tank
To provide watering facilities for livestock at selected locations that will protect vegetative cover through proper distribution of grazing, or through better grassland management for erosion control.
To supply ground water from different types of wells, including domestic, irrigation, and livestock wells. Construction and operation of these wells must follow specific rules regulated by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the protection of the water quality.