A majority of directors of the Little Blue Natural Resources District decided Tuesday they are ready to push ahead in the process of finalizing an integrated water management plan for their district’s portion of the Little Blue River Basin.
Directors voted 10-5 to take the proposed IMP to a public hearing prior to their regular June meeting, which has been rescheduled from June 11 to June 13 due to a conflict with a Nebraska Association of Resources Districts event. The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m., with the monthly meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
The formal hearing at the district office in downtown Davenport will be conducted jointly by the LBNRD and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, since the NRD and the state agency are developing the document jointly. The document aims to promote the sustainability of water resources in the district against a long-term trend of groundwater table declines in many locations.
The Little Blue NRD encompasses all of Thayer County, most of Adams County, and parts of Webster, Clay, Nuckolls, Fillmore and Jefferson counties.