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*NEW for August:* The 2018 Airborne Electromagnetic Survey (AEM) Flights are complete! Click here for an updated location map of the 2018 flights. Click here for a Google Earth layer file depicting the flights completed as of July 26, 2018).

Groundwater elevation, weather station data and sampling results for ENWRA's 3 pilot study sites are now available under the Media/Downloads Tab. Click here for a link to download the 2008 to 2017 compiled datasets and graphs (168 MB).

Nebraska NRDs conducted additional AEM survey flights in July and early August 2016. Click here for ENWRA results and to learn more. Be sure to visit our other AEM tabs for additional AEM results and project descriptions.



ENWRA's Spring Technical Meeting was held May 3, 2018 at the Lower Platte North NRD in Wahoo, Nebraska. Click here to download the minutes. ENWRA's 2018 Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) survey flights (State Water Sustainability fund [WSF] grant #5189) are complete!. Click here for an updated location map of the 2018 flights.



2018 Airborne Electromagnetic Survey (AEM)

The spring 2018 AEM flights are now complete! The six eastern Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) conducted AEM flights this June through late July 2018 using Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) grant dollars awarded in November 2017 ("https://nrc.nebraska.gov/water-sustainability-fund-0").

The Lower Platte North, Lower Platte South, Papio-Missouri River, Lewis and Clark, Lower Elkhorn, and Nemaha NRDs each had a mix of the following types of surveys in eastern Nebraska:

Click here for a link to download the 2007-2016 Existing Areas Flown using AEM survey in Eastern Nebraska in Google Earth Format (1.71 MB, areas depicted may not be all inclusive).

Click here for a link to download the full set of 2018 AEM survey Flight Lines (1.6 MB, lines depicted do not include where potential interferences may need to be cut from the data).You can also click here for a simplified street map with the 2018 flight line locations.

The preflight work was very critical the success of the AEM survey and included the following planning activities: mapping out flight lines to avoid infrastructure and potential interferences (approximately 11,000 line kilometers/6,835 miles), equipment/personnel mobilization, helicopter fueling and ferrying logistics, background data gathering, submission of news releases to the media and general public, and contracting.

Click here for a link to Omaha KMTV Channel 3's July 2, 2018 news coverage at the Wahoo airport. Click here for video footage of the equipment in flight just outside of the Scribner airport. Click here for a link to News Channel Nebraska's July 17, 2018 news coverage at the Pender airport.

Presentations and final reports for the 2018 Surveys are scheduled for completion between December 2018 (LENRD report scheduled first) and December 2019. The planned 2018 flight line paths are depicted on the map above (black lines are still planned for July and green lines have already been flown as of July 18th - please refer to the other Tabs on this website for AEM final reporting examples).