CRAWFORD, Neb. – A broken dam board in the outlet structure at the lower Ice House Pond on Fort Robinson State Park caused the water level to drop about 10 feet during the weekend.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been in the process of designing aquatic habitat and angler access improvements for all fishing areas on Fort Robinson State Park and the aging outlet structure on the lower Ice House Pond was identified as needing repairs or replacement. The pond will remain down until repairs are completed.
The fish in the lowered pond are still available for angling, but park visitors should use caution because of the steep bank and deep mud surrounding the water’s edge.
The Ice House Ponds consist of three impoundments encompassing six acres in the southern portion of the park. Water levels were not affected for the upper and middle Ice House Ponds.