805 Dorsey Street    P.O. Box 826    Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
FAX: 402-223-4441
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Lower Big Blue NRD . . .
 the Watershed Capital of Nebraska

The Lower Big Blue NRD is one of 23 Natural Resources Districts in the state of Nebraska. It is located in southeast Nebraska and is the lower portion of the Big Blue River Basin, which includes parts of Jefferson, Saline, Gage, and Pawnee counties.

For general information about the Lower Big Blue NRD and a listing of NRD directors and staff, click on "About the NRD". For specific program information, click on the button for one of the program areas.

Current News & Special Events:

Change in New Water Well Construction Permits - All permits shall be issued by the District and after approval by the Lower Big Blue Board of Directors. (typically meet the last Thursday of each month).  Appropriate parties will be notified of permitting or denied no later than 10 days after Lower Big Blue Board action on the water well permits completed and properly prepared application.

Flash Drought Prediction declared by Climatologist for the Midwest. Drought News Release

Special Use Permits available online for Big Indian BI Special Use Permit   and Swan 5 Lake/Willard L. Meyer Lake.  Swan Special Use Permit

For the purpose of complying with Neb. Rev. Stat. ,before any payments can be made by the Lower Big Blue NRD a copy of a current W-9 Form with the name used when filing your income tax and a completed and signed United States Citizenship Attestation Form.

The NRD and NRCS will start taking tree orders November/December 2012 for Spring 2013 delivery. Keep checking our website for trees to be ordered for spring delivery.  When the tree availability information from our nurseries are known we will have order forms and information posted on the web site.

NEW - User Friendly and Interactive NRD Site For Tree Information 

Domestic Water Sampling,

Important Dates:

November 29, 2012 - 1:30 pm Lower Big Blue Board of Directors Meeting at the office located at 805 Dorsey Street Beatrice, Nebraska.





Revised: Monday, October 29, 2012

Questions/Comments respond via e-mail to: Lower Big Blue