UENRD Cancels 2015 Groundwater Irrigated Acres Sign Up

The Upper Elkhorn NRD met for their regular board meeting May 26 at the NRD office in O’Neill.
One of the topics on the agenda was the 2015 Groundwater Irrigated Acres sign up.
A motion was made to cancel the October 2015 Groundwater Irrigated Acre Expansion signup.
By a vote of 12 to one, the 2015 sign up for groundwater irrigated acres will be cancelled and as a result there will be no new groundwater irrigated acre expansion for the 2016 growing season.
According to the UENRD, one reason for the cancellation was the slow groundwater recovery due to the past weather conditions.
The UENRD noted that between 2014 and 2015, the district wide average static water level remained virtually unchanged.
Applications for the transfer of groundwater irrigated acres are still scheduled and the sign up period will be November 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016.
For further information regarding the transfer of groundwater irrigated acres please visit the Upper Elkhorn NRD website at www.uenrd.org.