2020 TBNRD Interns
Summer Internships for College Students
Water Life - Water Quality ACE Camp
Scholarships Available for ACE Camp
TBNRD Groundwater Elevation 2018-2020 vs baseline
Little Blue Basin Water User Survey
Chemigation Inspection
Chemigation Renewals and Certification
wild flowers and grass in canyon
Summer Grazing in Tri-Basin NRD

Welcome to Tri-Basin Natural Resources District

Tri-Basin NRD operates a district-wide Groundwater Management Area to protect groundwater quality and quantity.

Tri-Basin Natural Resources District is the local government agency which is responsible for protection of natural resources in Gosper, Phelps and Kearney Counties in South Central Nebraska. Tri-Basin NRD is unique among Nebraska’s 23 NRDs because it includes portions of three different river basins: the Republican, the Platte, and the Little Blue Basin. There are 13 members of TBNRD’s Board of Directors, 12 of whom are elected from designated sub-districts and one at-large member. The vision of Tri-Basin NRD, as set forth by these directors, is to work cooperatively with District residents and others to promote good stewardship of land and water resources. Tri-Basin NRD operates a district-wide Groundwater Management Area to protect groundwater quality and quantity.

Tri-Basin NRD Vision

The vision (overall goal) for Tri-Basin NRD is to "work cooperatively with District residents to promote good stewardship of land and water resources."

Tri-Basin NRD Mission

Tri-Basin NRD's mission is to "manage, conserve and protect the District's land and water resources." This mission will be accomplished by protecting the quality and quantity of surface water and groundwater, reducing soil erosion and flooding, promoting agricultural best management practices, forestry and wildlife habitat preservation. These tasks can only be accomplished by working cooperatively with local residents and agencies of local, state and federal government.

Tri-Basin Natural Resources District

Upcoming Events

April 13, 2021
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Tri-Basin Natural Resources District Board of...
April 21, 2021 - April 22, 2021
The Water Jamboree is an educational fun day for...
April 30, 2021
Tri-Basin NRD will host the Holdrege Chamber of...

Recent News

Two grazing opportunities are available in the Tri-Basin NRD this year. The City of Holdrege is seeking cattlemen to graze Lake Seldom West (SE ¼ Sec 5-5-18, Phelps Co. Nebraska). Both grass and wetlands will be grazed. Grazing is needed to keep upland grass and wetlands in early successional...