How's your well

The Importance of Private Well Water Testing

July 27, 2020


Testing your private well's water quality on a regular basis is an important part of maintaining a safe and reliable source. The test results allow you to properly address the specific problems of a water supply. This will help ensure that the water source is being properly... Read More

seal abandoned well

Seal Abandoned or Unused Wells

July 27, 2020



The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides cost share to seal unused, or abandoned irrigation or domestic wells.   If you have a well which is no longer serviceable and need to have it permanently taken out of service, LCNRD can help you protect... Read More

Cover Crops

Cover Crop Program Available

July 27, 2020



The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD), is offering a cost-share program for producers in Knox, Cedar, and Dixon Counties. The Cover Crop Program offers an incentive payment of up to $1,000 per year, for up to 3 years, to encourage the use of... Read More

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NRDs Encourage Well Owners to Address Concerns Early

June 30, 2020

NRDs Encourage Well Owners to Address Concerns Early


Rainfall has been abundant over the last several years and groundwater supplies have increased across the Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD). Hopefully, sufficient rainfall will continue through 2021, however, if irrigation needs increase, the... Read More

2020 Spring Well Results

Spring 2020 Well Measuring Results

June 30, 2020

Spring 2020 Well Measuring Results


The static water levels of 33 irrigation wells located throughout the Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) are measured in the spring and fall each year. Groundwater levels measured this spring indicate that the levels have decreased on an overall comparison by .10... Read More

Small Grains

Small Grains Incentive Program

June 30, 2020

Small Grain Incentive Program


In an effort to promote small grains as a way to address a variety of natural resource concerns, the Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Pheasants... Read More


District Officials Concerned About Sodbuster Impacts

June 1, 2020



Over the last several years there has been considerable conversion of pasture and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land to row crop throughout areas in northeastern Nebraska according to officials of LCNRD. Grassland acres with steep slopes which are broken... Read More

Chase Buettner - Resource Technician

New Staff Welcomed at Lewis & Clark NRD

June 1, 2020


The Lewis and Clark NRD and board of directors welcomes Chase Buettner to the NRD staff.  Chase was hired as a Resource Technician and began his duties at the NRD on February 24th.  His job duties as Resource Technician include working with producers on water quality programs in... Read More


Chemigation Reminder

June 1, 2020

Chemigation Reminder


Chemigation is an efficient method for applying fertilizer and pesticide to growing crops.  If you plan to use irrigation for the application of fertilizer and/or pesticide the Nebraska Chemigation Act requires you have a Chemigation Permit.  Irrigation systems that had permits... Read More

What's In Your Water

LCNRD Reminds You To Test Your Wells

May 5, 2020


LCNRD Reminds you to Test your Wells


The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District  (LCNRD) recommend well owners test their well water used for drinking water at least annually for bacteria, nitrates, and any... Read More

Cover Crop

Cover Crop Program Available

May 5, 2020



The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) offers a cost-share program for residents in the three-county area of Knox, Cedar, and Dixon. The Cover Crop Program offers an incentive payment of up to 50% of the establishment cost to help protect soil resources over the winter... Read More


Permits Required For Chemical Application Through Irrigation Systems

May 5, 2020


Permits Required for Chemical Application through Irrigation Systems


Chemigation is the application of any chemical (fertilizer, pesticide, herbicides, or fungicide) through an irrigation system. If a producer intends to inject nitrogen fertilizer,... Read More

Conservation Trees

Why Plant Conservation Trees?

February 21, 2020

Early explorers described the Nebraska territory as the “Great American Desert”, without a tree to be seen in a day’s travel. The first settlers realized the value of trees. They planted millions of trees/shrubs on barren homesteads to help fulfill their basic needs for protection, building material, fuel, and food. Planting trees quickly... Read More

Scholarship Due March 2, 2020

Reminder-Scholarships Available to Area Seniors

February 21, 2020

Applications for the Patefield-Green Memorial Scholarships offered by the Lewis and Clark NRD must be received at the NRD office by March 2, 2020. The Patefield – Green Memorial Scholarship is available to students who intend to pursue an agricultural related career, plan to return to the area, and help local communities to conserve and protect... Read More

Chemigation Applicator Training 2020

Chemigation Applicator Training 2020

February 21, 2020


The Nebraska Chemigation Act was passed in 1987 to help ensure ground and surface waters of the state would not be contaminated by backflow of chemicals from irrigation water application systems used to apply crop nutrients and pesticides (chemigation). The law requires producers who plan to apply fertilizer or pesticide through an... Read More

Memorial Scholarship CKRWP

Memorial Scholarship Available to Seniors of the CKRWP

January 24, 2020

The Cedar Knox Rural Water Project (CKRWP) Advisory Committee provides a $500 scholarship to a high school senior in memoriam of Galen Jueden. Galen was a dedicated employee who was fully committed to the customers and staff of CKRWP. He was an invaluable asset and his dedication is recognized by providing a scholarship to a worthy student... Read More

$1,000 Scholarship Patefield Green

$1,000 Scholarship Available to Area Seniors

January 24, 2020

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who reside within the LCNRD boundary.  The Patefield – Green Memorial Scholarships are available to students who intend to pursue an agricultural related career and plan to return to the area and help local communities to... Read More

2020 Tree Planting

Time To Plan for 2020 Conservation Tree Planting

January 24, 2020

The 2020 tree planting season is just around the corner and the time is now to plan your windbreak or conservation tree planting.  The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) will be taking orders for conservation trees from now until April 1, 2020 for spring planting.


Conservation trees play vital roles in our... Read More

Year in Review

2019 Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District Activities – Year in Review

December 30, 2019

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) continues to protect the lives, property and future of northeast Nebraska through services provided to the residents of the district for protection and enhancement our natural resources.  The district collected approximately $961,290 in local property tax dollars in 2019 with a... Read More

Fall 2019 Well Measuring

Fall 2019 Well Measuring

November 26, 2019

The static water level of 34 irrigation wells, from selected locations throughout the Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD), is measured semi-annually. Fall 2019 readings, following a largely typical use pumping season, show average water levels higher than the fall of 2018.  Of the 34 wells measured 23 showed a higher water level... Read More

Annual Meeting

Lewis & Clark NRD Celebrates 47 years of Conservation

November 26, 2019

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) celebrated 47 years of protecting natural resources, and honored directors and employees for their service to LCNRD and Cedar Knox Rural Water Project (CKRWP) with an awards banquet catered by Merkel Catering on November 21st at Nissen Winery, north of Hartington.   Following the regular... Read More


Community Assistance Program Available to Enhance Natural Resources

November 26, 2019

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) sets aside funds each year to assist communities and other public entities in enhancing and protecting natural resources through the Community Assistance Program (CAP). LCNRD accepts applications year-round and approves requests on a first come first served basis.  Projects that will have a... Read More

NACD Technical Assistance Grant

2019 NACD Technical Assistance Grant Awarded to the Lewis & Clark NRD

November 26, 2019

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) has been awarded funding through a 2019 NACD technical assistance (TA) grant, made possible through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to build and... Read More

Humanities Speaker

Humanities Speaker Nancy Gillis to present at Nissen Winery

November 15, 2019

Nancy Gillis will present “A Brief History of the Five Tribes of Nebraska: Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee, Santee, and Winnebago” on November 21, 2019 (November 24 Storm Date) at 7:00 pm at Nissen Winery, 88973 NE-57 Hartington NE 68739.  The public is invited, and admission is free.

This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the... Read More

LCNRD Is Offering Water Testing At No Cost

LCNRD Is Offering Water Testing At No Charge

April 1, 2019
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