New Irrigated Acres

New Irrigated Acres

New rules will allow for a yearly development of up to 3,000 new certified groundwater irrigated acres. Starting in 2022, applicants will have from August 1st, 2022, through August 31st, 2022, to submit proposals to be ranked and reviewed by the staff and MNNRD Board of Directors.

The MNNRD Board of Directors will have the discretion on a yearly basis to decide on how many irrigated acres to allow for potential development. 

New rule modifications will go into effect on July 14th, 2022. New rules and regulations, including rules for applying for new irrigated acres or expanded uses, are available below and at the Valentine office 303 E HWY 20 Valentine, NE 69201. Any questions can be directed to staff at the MNNRD either by stopping at the office or calling the office at 402-376-3241.

Application For New Irrigated Acres 2022 pdf

Final New Acre Implementation Rules 2022 pdf

Middle Niobrara NRD Board Votes to Approve Modifications to Rules and Regulations.pdf