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The University of Nebraska - Lincoln is hiring a Drillers Assistant. Click here to apply, position applications due pngMarch 17, 2023

Moisture at Weather Stations:

Oakland Firth Ashland Fordyce

Groundwater elevation, weather station data and sampling results for ENWRA's 3 pilot study sites are available under the Media/Downloads Tab. Click here for a link to download the 2008 to 2022 compiled datasets and graphs for the pilot sites (420 MB).

Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) You can click here for an updated location map of the eastern Nebraska 2006 to 2020 flight locations. A statewide interactive map of all flight lines is available here. Digital polyline files are available on the AEM tabs and at the bottom of the AEM Project Partners Tab. New tutorial video links demonstrating the download and use of the report deliverables are also available on the Media/Downloads Tab as well as other ENWRA project reports. Be sure to visit our other website tabs and the Nebraska GeoCloud website for more information on statewide AEM data availiability, guidelines and standards.

ENWRA Groundwater Recharge Mapping and Focus Area Assessments (Water Sustainability Fund [WSF] #5312) was awarded in December 2021. The USGS-UNL CSD project team concluded Phase 1 regional activities in 2022 and Phase 2 work with the Focus Areas is underway in 2023 with the ENWRA NRDs. Annual status report available here: WSF 2022 Annual Report # 5312




The last ENWRA Technical Committee Meeting was held February 11, 2022 via zoom. Click here here for a copy of the meeting minutes.


2015 Airborne Electromagnetic Survey (AEM) Reports


2014 FLIGHTS REPORT VOLUME I: Final Report on Airborne Electromagnetic Geophysical Surveys and Hydrogeologic Framework Development for the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment – Volume I, including the Lewis and Clark, Lower Elkhorn, and Papio- Missouri River Natural Resources Districts

PDF Report Text (PDF, 18.4 MB)

PDF Appendix 1 (PDF, 40.9 MB)

PDF Appendix 2 (PDF, 19.4 MB)

PDF Appendix 3 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

PDF Appendix 4 (updated 9/24/15) (ZIP, 366 MB)

PDF Appendix 5 (PDF, 688 KB)

xls Appendix 5 Data Table (XLSX, 117 KB)

2015 FLIGHTS REPORT VOLUME II: Final Report on Airborne Electromagnetic Geophysical Surveys and Hydrogeologic Framework Development for the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment – Volume 2, including the Lower Platte North, Lower Platte South, and Nemaha Natural Resources Districts

PDF Report Text (PDF, 13.4 MB)

PDF Appendix 1 (PDF, 48.1 MB)

PDF Appendix 2 (PDF, 15.3 MB)

PDF Appendix 3 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

PDF Appendix 4(updated 9/24/15) (ZIP, 70 MB)

PDF Appendix 5 (PDF, 204 KB)

xls Appendix 5 Data Table (XLSX, 237 KB)

AEM System at Norfolk Airport

Google Earth Datasets

png If you already have folders named "enwra_2014" and "ENWRA_2015" on your C drive, please replace any existing .kmz files downloaded prior to April 2019. A Google Earth Pro update in early 2019 rendered the image links in the older .kmz files inoperable (impacts 2014-2015 AEM flight deliverables only).

You can download the free version of Google Earth Pro by clicking here. If you are interested in viewing the AEM datasets in Google Earth format please follow these download instructions:

STEP 1: Please create two separate folders on the C drive of your computer entitled "enwra_2014" and "ENWRA_2015" and within each of those folders create two subfolders entitled "KMZ" and "Profiles"

STEP 2: Please download the Google Earth and Microsoft Word files below. Save the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Flights .kmz files into the corresponding "KMZ" subfolders you created in "enwra_2014" and "ENWRA_2015" on your C drive. Save the Microsoft Word files into the corresponding "enwra_2014" and "ENWRA_2015" main folders.

KMZFall 2014 Flights (KMZ, 1.3 MB) - repaired April 2019

DOCFall 2014 Legend (DOCX, 786 KB)

KMZSpring 2015 Flights (KMZ, 1.0 MB) - repaired April 2019

DOCSpring 2015 Legend (DOCX, 1.6 MB)

STEP 3: Do the same for the PNG images provided below that you would be interested in (please refer to the flight line locations here) but put them in the corresponding "Profiles" folders of "enwra_2014" and "ENWRA_2015" on your C drive. All files must be unzipped in order to work in Google Earth.

PNGenwra_2014_all_images (116 PNGs, 93 MB)

PNGENWRA_2015_all_images (84 PNGs, 179 MB)

STEP 4: In Google Earth, click "Tools", then "Options".

STEP 5: In the Google Earth Options box, click the "General" tab.

STEP 6: Under "Placemark balloons", make sure the box is checked to allow access to local files and personal data.

STEP 7: Under "Display", make sure the box is checked to show web results in external browser.

STEP 8: The .kmz files within the folder named "KMZ" can now be opened and viewed in Google Earth.

STEP 9: It is important to not alter the file structure or names of anything in the “enwra_2014” or "ENWRA_2015" folders.

STEP 10: If your browser defaults the kmz download to a ".txt" file, download and rename with ".kmz" at the end and it should work.

Google Earth Tips and Tricks: Grab the map with your cursor and hold down the "u" key on your keyboard to view the earth looking straight down instead of at an angle. Do the same and hit the "n" key to orient the map north as up. Google Earth Pro (link above) is free and you can hit the file menu, then hit open, and then select all data import formats from the dropdown and open an ESRI shapefile or many other GIS file types in Google Earth directly from a saved location on your computer.

Geodabase File Datasets:

PDFNorth Geodatabase (ZIPPED .gbd file, 11 MB)

PDFSouth Geodatabase (ZIPPED .gbd file, 6.5 MB)