Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District
Long Pine Creek Watershed Project

mer The Long Pine Creek Watershed is located in north central Nebraska on the northeastern edge of the Nebraska Sandhills.  It encompasses 332,000 acres with much agricultural use.  Perennial streams in the watershed include Long Pine Creek with its major tributaries being Short Pine Creek, Bone Creek, Sand Draw Creek, and Willow Creek.  The towns in the area are Ainsworth and Long Pine. 

Two creeks are listed as Impaired Streams Identified for Management Actions in Nebraska's 2015 Nonpoint Source Management Plan, listed on the 303(d) impaired water list for E. coli and temperature.

The ultimate vision in the watershed is to locally manage, restore, and maintain the watershed by reducing erosive forces, turbidity, and pollutants to improve habitat and stabilize stream flows. 

Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is helping fund these efforts.  

The press release concerning funding approval can be viewed here.

The Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District is working with JEO Consulting, Inc. and a group of stakeholders to complete this project.  Please click on the following links for more information.  Much of the project representation is reflected by involved landowners, county officials, Ainsworth Irrigation District, USDA NRCS, NDEQ, and the NARD



Introduction Powerpoint --------------------------------------------- Click here

Project Schedule ------------------------------------------------------- Click here

Long Pine Creek Watershed Project Overview --------------------- Click here

Project Area Map ------------------------------------------------------ Click here

Long Pine Creek Watershed Water Quality Management Plan -- Click here

Long Pine Creek Watershed Winter 2018 Update ------------------- Click here



Public Meetings

Meeting #1

Agenda and Map from Stakeholder Meeting #1

Stakeholder Meeting # 1 Powerpoint

Meeting #2

This was held Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00pm in the Ainsworth Community Center.

Agenda & Map ------------------------------------------------------------------ Click here

PowerPoint slides --------------------------------------------------------------- Click here

Currently the project implementation plan is awaiting approval by the EPA.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact the office at (402)-376-324

Meeting #3

This was held March 26th, 2018.

JEO Walkthrough------------------------------------------------------------ Click here

Sand Draw SD-14 Informational Handout --------------------------------- Click here