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Gracie Creek Pond temporarily closed to access as work begins on rehabilitation project

The Gracie Creek Pond in Loup County will be closed temporarily to fishing and public access as work on its rehabilitation will begin with equipment mobilization May 23. The project will continue through the summer.

Angler access will continue downstream of Nebraska Highway 96 and pond outlets.

This popular trout fishing pond, located at the upper end of Calamus Reservoir, was severely degraded with sedimentation during the 2019 spring flooding.

During the project, the pond level will be lowered by removing dam boards, and 30,000 cubic yards of accumulated sediment will be excavated. Other improvements include a sediment dike above the pond, a rock channel below the box culvert and additional sheet piling to stop erosion around the outlet culvert.

We fully realize that the stretch of creek from the pond down into Calamus Reservoir is a very popular fishing location.  Some work is planned to improve access to that stretch, but as much as possible that will remain open to access throughout this project.

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Eric Fowler photo, Nebraskaland magazine.

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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