Republican Riber Basin Drought Portal

Welcome to the Republican River Basin
Water and Drought Portal

Water resources in the Republican River Basin are vital to the sustainability of the life that surrounds them. Not only is it important to the well being of people but it's also necessary for crop production, animal life, and the hydrological cycle. This portal was created to provide comprehensive information on emerging and ongoing water and drought issues for anyone that has an interest in the Republican River Basin. It will give stakeholders the planning information and tools needed to develop sustainable water strategies as well as information to better prepare for and respond to water shortage and drought.

The Great Plains Water Observatory Network is a great source of information regarding the basin. It houses a variety of information on surface water, land resources, hydrologic data and much more that pertains to the basin and its resources.

This portal was developed by staff from the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican Natural Resources Districts of Nebraska, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Financial assistance for this Sector Applications Research Program (SARP) project was provided by the Climate Program Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), pursuant to NOAA Award No. NA07OAR4310376. The information provided in this website does not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, US Department of Commerce, or US Government.

Recent Water and Drought News

"Workshop to Help Crop and Range Managers Weather Extreme and Extended Drought"
National Drought Mitigation Center (November 21, 2013) (View Article)

"Drought and the Republican River" - Julesburg Advocate (March 7, 2013) (View Article)

"U.S. Drought Monitor Rates County as 'Severe'" - The Imperial Republican (July 23, 2012)
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"Drought Conditions in the High Plains Region-Update July 26" - High Plains Regional Climate Center (Thursday, July 26, 2012) (view article)

Republican River Basin Water Sustainability Task Force information added to website. (Tuesday, November 15, 2011)

"Lake Mac Nears Capacity, N. Platte River Recedes" - 99.7 The Lake, FM Radio (Monday, July 11, 2011) (view article)

"Brownback requests drought declaration for several counties" - Morning sun.net (July 27, 2011) (view article)

"Drought a factor in Kansas Budget" - Wichita Eagle (May 9, 2011) (view article)

"What is sustainability in Republican Basin?" - Kearney Hub (Jan 5, 2011) (view article)

"New Guide Makes Community Drought Planning Easier" - Lincoln, NE (Nov. 9, 2010) (view article)

"Severe Drought Predicted to Grip the Globe By 2040" - Environment News Service (10/21/10) BOULDER, Colorado (view article)

"Republican River Basin Groups Revise Water Plans" - CBS 4 Denver (August 2010) (view article)

Republican River Restoration Partners newsletter Vol 1, Issue 1 (view newsletter)

"More work needed on Republican Basin sandbars, tributaries" - Kearney Hub (June, 2010)
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"Ranchers Team up With Feds to Clear Cedar and Boost Water Supply" - Statesman.com (March, 2010) (view article)

"Snowpack Lagging in Colorado" - Trail Gazette (March, 2010) (view article)

"Water Imports Are No Shield Against Drought" - Chieftain (March, 2010) (view article)