Climate Change Adaptation - Nebraska

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        Threat to Water Supply or Quality     Threat from Increased Drought     Threat to Wildlife or Habitat      

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:

For more information about the Platte River Recovery Implementation Plan visit:

For more information about wetlands in Nebraska contact Terry Hickman () or Ted LaGrange ().