Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

State department responsible for management of surface water, integrated water management and planning, dam safety, floodplain management, ground water well registration and certain ground water permits.


Finding a balance between competing demands is a key to Nebraska’s resource future. Assessing impacts of alternative soil and water management options requires an understanding of complex issues and substantial amounts of reliable data. The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) is committed to providing Nebraska’s citizens and leaders with the data and analyses they need to make wise resource decisions for the benefit of all Nebraskans both now and in the future. The NeDNR is a State agency with responsibilities in the areas of:


  • Surface Water
  • Groundwater
  • Floodplain Management
  • Dam Safety
  • Natural Resources Planning
  • Water Planning and Integrated Management
  • Storage of Natural Resources and Related Data
  • Administration of State Funds

Services Provided

Legal Services

  • Environmental Compliance

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Watershed Planning

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Registration, licenses and permits

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Contact Information
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Information
301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94676
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2900