Nebraska Water Center and Water News
Kazakhstan Graduate Student Studying at NU Water Sciences Laboratory
Though 10,541 kilometers (or nearly 6,550 miles) separate Lincoln and Almaty, Kazakhstan - a distance equal to the combined length of the Amazon and Mekong rivers - the two are closer in areas of water quality and quantity than distance alone would suggest. Read More
Sharp Drop in GW Levels, Annual Report Reveals
The recently released 2013 Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report reveals significant groundwater level declines throughout Nebraska. Read More
Nitrogen Impacts to Environment
Using the latest research technologies to help monitor crop Nitrogen inputs and their potential impact on the environment and fragile ecosystems will be the topic of a free, public water seminar lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Read More
WRAP Meets in January
The Nebraska Water Center's Water Resources Advisory Panel (WRAP) met in January to review a variety of information relating to the center's research, education and outreach activities. Read More
A Photographic Review of the January 2014 Nebraska Water Center Retreat
Click here for a photographic review of the January 23rd Nebraska Water Center Retreat.
NIWR's Online Proposal Management System - for Competitive Grants
The FY 2014 NIWR (National Institute for Water Resources) State Water Research Institute Grants Program registration is available on niwr.net. Read More
Water Leaders Academy Project Yields VideoGage Pages
Every year during the Nebraska State Irrigation Association's (NSIA) Water Leaders Academy, there is a class project, and in the case of the academy's first year, a project that has recently resulted in some rather unique pages on the Nebraska Water Center's website. Read More
Third Edition Groundwater Atlas Available
After more than two years of research, writing and editing, the third edition of the "Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska" is available from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Read More
A Photographic Review of the 2013 Water Symposium and Water Law Conference
Click here for a photographic review of the October 15 and 16 Water Symposium and Water Law Conference.
Annual IANR and UNL Extension Displays at September's Husker Harvest Days Show Aimed at "Raising Our H2O IQ."
IANR/UNL Exhibits focus on the latest in water research and Extension programming at Husker Harvest Days 2013
2014 Water and NR Tour to Colorado and Wyoming in July
The 2014 Water and Natural Resources Tour will travel to Colorado and Wyoming July 15-18 to examine a variety of surface and groundwater issues in the North and South Platte River basins and look at some of the outcomes of this year's flooding on the South Platte River. Read More
Odorous VOC emission following land application of swine manure slurry
Swine manure is often applied to crop land as a fertilizer source. Odor emissions from land-applied swine manure may pose a nuisance to downwind populations if manure is not applied with sufficient forethought. Read More
A Photographic Review of the 2013 Water and Natural Resources Tour
Click here for a photographic review of the June 25 and 26 Water and Natural Resources Tour examining rural and urban water issues in central Nebraska. A complete tour itinerary is included.
Water-Related Activities and Photos
Western Nebraska's iconic Chimney Rock.
Spring Water Seminar lectures are normal held in Hardin Hall's auditorium on UNL's East Campus
Seminoe Dam, part of the USBR's North Platte Project in Wyoming.
Sunrise at Lake Ogallala in western Nebraska.
Historic Pathfinder Dam in Wyoming. The dam anchors the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's North Platte irrigation project and was completed more than a hundred years ago.
Megan Colling and Mike Jess at Seminoe Dam in Wyoming, a destination of the upcoming July 2014 Water and Natural Resources Tour.
Nebraska Water Center director Chittaranjan Ray (left) at a faculty retreat and brainstorming session in January 2014.
One of many spectacular views at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.
Tour participants deep inside the Loup Public Power District's Monroe hydro plant, that was originally constructed as part of rural electrification programs in the 1930's.
a center pivot stands in a field at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's South Central Ag Lab - near Clay Center.
manufacturing operations at Reinke Manufacturing Co. near Deshler.
Oct. 15's water symposium gets underway at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.
Lincoln's Antelope Valley project was the tour's first stop after leaving UNL's East Campus. The $238 million project is Lincoln's largest public works project ever.
Water and natural resources tour participants listen to a lecture from retired UNL geologist Bob Diffendal on the 2012 tour.
2012 Water and Natural Resources Tour participants look at lingering flood damage and erosion to fields at Lee Valley Farms near Tekamah.
Snake River Falls near Valentine
Western Nebraska's Wildcat Hills
Drop tubes on a typical center pivot irrigation system throw-off a rainbow effect
The Republican River near Alma, Nebraska
A winter view of the Republican River near Red Cloud, Nebraska
The Platte River near Ashland, Nebraska
Windmills, that once powered irrigation wells, dot Nebraska's landscape
Picturesque Smith Falls on the Niobrara River
Separations chemist Dave Cassada draws a water sample at the UNL Water Sciences Laboratory.
The simple beginnings of large-scale irrigation in drought-stricken central Nebraska in the 1930's. Rapid booms in irrigation, driven by expanding technology, were seen again in the 1950's, 1970's and beyond.
Students from the Aurora Schools study a Nebraska Water Map.
Rachael Herpel demonstrates groundwater concepts at "Sunday with a Scientist," Morrill Hall (03/21/10).
An outcropping of the Ogallala Aquifer can be seen on the banks of the Niobrara River near Valentine
Water rushing over the spillway of Pathfinder Dam in central Wyoming
Water rushes through Gavin's Point Dam, near Yankton, South Dakota, during the great Missouri River flood of 2011.
Nearly a year after the 2011 Missouri River flood, sand still covers a city park on the banks of the river in Decauter.
The Nebraska Water Center helps facilitate, fund and publish a wide variety of water and water-related research involving NU researchers from many scientific disciplines. We are pleased to feature: