Water in Abundance

Phelps County offers unusually generous access to water and other natural resources. Located above the Ogallala Aquifer, sometimes referred to as "The Mound," Phelps County farmers and businesses that are dependent upon consistent access to water have a big advantage.

Due to a complex system of dams, lakes, canals, and laterals that transport water from the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming across Nebraska to Phelps County farmers, groundwater in Phelps County is not only stable but improving.

Find a complete U.S. Geological Survey report on the High Plains Aquifer here.