Nebraska Groundwater Management and Protection Act (Nebraska)

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Place Nebraska

Applies to States or Provinces Nebraska
Name Nebraska Groundwater Management and Protection Act (Nebraska)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction A directory of Natural Resources Districts can be found here:

Last Review 2014-08-08
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source


This section defines broad policy goals concerning the utilization and management of groundwater, and encourages local implementation of these goals. The section grants enough groundwater to landowners to meet reasonable and beneficial use needs, and grants authority to local Natural Resources Districts to regulate groundwater use. The remainder of this section discusses the required contents of groundwater and integrated management plans, groundwater contamination, allocation, and permitting requirements.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Pam Bonebright
Department Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Division Groundwater Registration
Address 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68509-4676

Phone 2 402-471-2363
Fax 402-471-2900

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Neb. Rev. Stat. 46-7xx
Date Effective 1981-1984
Date Enacted 1975