Groundwater Expansion & Transfers

Groundwater Expansion & Transfer

2020 October Expansion of Groundwater Irrigated Acres Information

The Upper Elkhorn NRD is taking applications for the expansion of new groundwater irrigated acres during the month of October for the 2021 growing season. The sign up is not on a first come first served basis; but, on new ranking criteria based on current water quality and quantity issues within the district. Applications will be accepted during regular business hours from the landowner or their power of attorney until October 30, 2020, with a minimum application fee of $125 or $5.00 per acre. Appointments are recommended for the application process.

Groundwater Irrigated Acres Transfers

The Upper Elkhorn NRD does allow the transfer of certified groundwater irrigated acres.  There are specific guidelines for the transfer of groundwater irrigated acres regarding the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC), Stream Depletion Factor (SDF). GWMA Phase Levels and Soil Classifications.    

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