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Nebraska Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Nebraska Lakes and Rivers Map
Nebraska Rivers Shown on the Map:   Beaver Creek, Big Blue River, Calamus River, Dismal River, Elkhorn River, Frenchman Creek, Little Blue River, Lodgepole Creek, Logan Creek, Loup River, Medicine Creek, Middle Loup River, Missouri River, Niobrara River, North Fork Big Nemaha River, North Loup River, North Platte River, Platte River, Republican River, Shell Creek, South Loup River, South Platte River, White River and Wood River.

Nebraska Lakes Shown on the Map:   Harlan County Lake, Hugh Butler Lake, Lake McConaughy, Lewis and Clark Lake and Merritt Reservoir.


 Nebraska Stream and River Levels
Nebraska river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Nebraska. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Nebraska river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Nebraska Stream and River Level Alerts
Nebraska water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Nebraska stream and river level alerts.


 Nebraska Water Publications
Nebraska precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Nebraska. View the water resource publications for Nebraska here.


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 Nebraska Drought Map
Nebraska drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Nebraska drought map here.




 Nebraska Precipitation Map
Nebraska precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Nebraska and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Nebraska precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Nebraska Elevation Map
Nebraska elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Nebraska elevation map.


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