North Platte NRD to take flow meter readings

As harvest gets into full swing, the North Platte Natural Resources District staff is heading back out to the fields to read flow meters. Landowners are reminded that NRD vehicles and staff will be traveling throughout the District during October and November to collect the readings. Landowners are encouraged to visit with NRD staff or call the NRD office at (308) 632-2749 if they have any flow meter concerns or questions.

The readings are use to compile Annual Water Use Reports for producers to determine how much groundwater they used during water year 2012, and how much groundwater they have left for the remainder of the allocation period. The reports will be generated and sent out as the readings are completed. If you have any questions about your Water Use Report, please contact the NRD office.

With winter rapidly approaching, it is important to remember to winterize your flow meters. The NRD wants to remind producers that it is important to drain the water in the pipelines the meters are installed in before it freezes. Ice buildup can damage meters, costing the landowner unnecessary maintenance or replacement costs. If you have any question or concerns, contact Scott Schaneman at 632-2749.

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