Climate Change Adaptation - Nebraska
Climate Change History
Nebraska has not begun any climate change related activity. Drought is, however, a perennial concern for the state. Drought has impacted rivers, reservoirs, and ground water levels, threatening water supply, wetland habitat, and the State’s economy. Water extraction is regulated by Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), if triggers in the respective Ground Water Management Plan have been hit. Surface water appropriations are handled by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.
Current & Future Action
Nebraska is engaged in efforts to eradicate Salt Cedar and Phragmites as part of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program.
Pilot Programs/Current Studies
The state does not, as yet, have any specific pilots or case studies dealing with wetlands and climate change.
For More Information
For more information about Nebraska’s NRDs visit: www.nrdnet.org
For more information about the Platte River Recovery Implementation Plan visit: http://www.dnr.ne.gov/PRRIP/