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Angler Access Project Dedication on Aug. 15 at Johnson Lake

LINCOLN – The public is invited to attend the Johnson Lake Angler Access Project Dedication on Aug. 15 at the Gosper County lake’s inlet.

The dedication ceremony is set for 11 a.m. A family fishing clinic will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The project was initiated by Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Lynn Berggren of Broken Bow and completed in memory of his father, Myron Berggren, and his uncle, Oliver Berggren.

The project, completed in May, includes the following access improvements:

— Two existing handicap-accessible fishing piers were refurbished.

— Concrete walkways, and several stairways to them, were built along the lower level of the canal. The 150-foot walkway on the south side of the canal is handicap accessible with a concrete parking pad and sidewalk with handrails.

— The existing 180-foot breakwater near the boat ramp was widened and resurfaced. It also was extended to provide wind protection for the boat ramp.

— Fish habitat in the canal was improved with underwater rock shoals extending from the shoreline to provide current breaks attractive to fish species such as walleye, white bass and crappie.

Call 308-785-2685 for more information.

Johnson Lake is located 10 miles south of Lexington.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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