NIDIS Missouri Basin Project Kickoff Meeting

26 February 2014 to 27 February 2014
Lied Lodge & Conference Center, Arbor Day Farm
Nebraska City, NE

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To bring together a diverse group of federal, state, tribal, local partners and stakeholders from the water- and land-management communities, to discuss and understand decision-makers’ needs for drought, climate, weather, and water-related information and improving our capacity to meet those needs across the Missouri Basin. 

Desired Outcomes

  1. Increased knowledge and awareness of present decision-support tools and processes, including the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS);
  2. Identification of gaps in our knowledge and information communication resources;
  3. Recommendations for improved early warning which would include better coordination of integrating, displaying, and distributing climate, weather, and water data and information; and
  4. Recommendations for future actions, collaborative research, and decision support.

Draft Agenda

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Meeting Location

Lied Lodge & Conference Center
2700 Sylvan Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Phone: 402-873-8733

$83.00 per room single occupancy plus applicable tax per night
$93.00 per room double occupancy plus applicable tax per night
*Guest rooms will be tax exempt if individuals pay with tax exempt government credit card

To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-546-5433 and mention "NIDIS Missouri Basin Project Kickoff" to get the discounted rate (** the discounted rate will be available soon). Reservations must be made by February 4th; after that time they will only be accepted on a rate and space available basis.
Note: there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.

Ground Transportation

The hotel offers shuttle service to and from Eppley Airfield in Omaha (OMA). The cost is $30 each way, and you can make reservations either by filling out the Transportation Request Form or by calling the Reservations Department at 1-800-546-5433. Please note that it takes approximately 50 minutes to travel between the Lodge and the airport.

Driving Directions

See driving directions from the Omaha airport.

Local Information

Average daytime temperatures in February are in the 40s with overnight lows dropping into the 20s. It’s recommended that you dress in layers in order to be comfortable.


For meeting questions, please contact Bethany Perry


For logistics questions, please contact Tara Torres