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The Floods

I am very sure not a single Nebraskan will ever forget 2019.  In fact this month of March is going to remind many of us of unpleasant memories.

I have blogged several times about last year’s flooding and its impacts, but I want to return to the subject one more time.  Many of our fisheries resources were impacted by last year’s flooding, and yes, recovery is going to take some time.

Recently, Eric Fowler published a comprehensive story on the subject in Nebraskaland magazine:

2019 Flood: $19 million in Damage, Game and Parks Still Working to Recover

Those of you interested in our fisheries resources and fishing will find a good summary of some of last year’s impacts.  However, take the time to read the entire story.  There is a lot more there.

Oh, and of course some good pictures too!

Heavy rains July 8-9 sent Kea Lake at the Kearney Interchange out of its banks, flooding the parking lot and boat ramp of the wildlife management area. Photo by Brad Eifert

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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