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Groundwater hearing April 23 PDF E-mail

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing April 23 to receive testimony on two proposed changes to the NRD’s Groundwater Management Rules and Regulations. Two unrelated issues are being considered.
The first issue is groundwater irrigation transfers and the second is artesian wells.
A groundwater transfer is the act of pumping water from a well in one section of land and piping it to another section of land to irrigate. The NRD has had regulations limiting such transfers since 1982; however, the proposed changes to the regulations would prohibit new groundwater irrigation transfers in designated marginal groundwater areas.

 
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