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The site was designed to provide a resource to people interested in the Shell Creek Watershed. Our mission is to provide data to interested persons and area agencies, so that wise decisions and policies can be implemented to improve the water quality.

Shell Creek's watershed drains more than 300,233 acres in parts of four counties. The watershed is primarily an agricultural area that includes steep-sloped pastures, rolling pivot-irrigated hills, and gravity-irrigated flood plains.

Repeated flooding throughout the 1990s prompted a group of area land-owners and farmers to ask the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Lower Platte North Natural Resource District (LPNNRD) for assistance.