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Aquatic Habitat Update

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Short blog post today, just want to update folks on some of the Aquatic Habitat work that is in progress right now: Valentine NWR aquatic habitat project continues LINCOLN – Users of the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge will continue to see construction and equipment along public roads and trails until freeze-up as an aquatic habitat project progresses there. Road and trail closures could occur for short periods as the project progresses. Access for ice fishing this winter should not be …

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Like Some Watermelon?

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If you are in the area and you like watermelon, you might want to join us tomorrow night! Conestoga Reservoir aquatic habitat project open house is Sept. 13 LINCOLN – Learn about the aquatic habitat project occurring at Conestoga Reservoir during an open house Sept. 13. The public is invited to attend the 6:30 p.m. event at the boat ramp parking lot on the north side. View the work that has been completed and hear updates by the Nebraska Game …

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Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation, Bowman Lake

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Got another Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation project to tell you about.  This one is underway at Bowman Lake just west of Loup City. Aquatic Habitat Project in Progress at Bowman Lake August 16, 2016 LINCOLN – An aquatic habitat improvement project has begun at Bowman Lake, just west of Loup City in Sherman County. Bowman Lake has long suffered from poor aquatic habitat conditions resulting in mediocre fishing opportunities. This rehabilitation project is designed to increase lake depth, deepen channels that …

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Work, Work, Work

Duck Lake Access Pad

This news release went out last week, but I want to repeat it here, and add a couple of photos and some more details. Accessible fishing features added at Duck Lake on Valentine NWR LINCOLN – Anglers and other visitors to Duck Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge will notice some improvements this summer. A handicap-accessible parking pad and walkway were completed earlier this year. The walkway leads to an accessible fishing dock that was put in place several …

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Aquatic Habitat Project Underway at Conestoga Reservoir

LINCOLN – Visitors to Conestoga Reservoir State Recreation in Lancaster County may find temporary area closures as an Aquatic Habitat project begins there this week. The long-awaited project for this popular destination between Emerald and Denton will continue through the summer of 2017. BSB Construction Inc., of Curtis, Nebraska, was awarded the contract to excavate deposited sediment, build sediment traps and wetlands to improve water quality, stabilize eroded shorelines, and install several fish- and fisherman-friendly amenities. Some areas will be …

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Some Quick Updates, Dec. 1, 2015

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Short, quick blog today.  I just want to mention a couple of updates on projects that are underway right now. . . . Conestoga Reservoir Our long-awaited Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation project at Conestoga Reservoir near Denton finally got underway this fall.  Now this project is going to take some time, work will probably be ongoing over this entire next year, but water levels are low enough that progress is already being made this fall.  Now, I do not understand all …

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Trout Stream Rehabilitation

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There has been some “press” recently about a project to improve stream conditions on one of our trout-supporting, cold-water trout habitats in Nebraska.  The first story I saw on it ran in the Scottsbluff StarHerald, Sowbelly Creek Project will Restore Trout Habitat.  My fellow-blogger here at the Game & Parks Commission, Justin Haag, recently posted about the project, Sowbelly on the Rise (you gotta look at Justin’s blog, he included some great photographs!), and here was the Games & Parks Commission official …

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Duck Creek #12

If you look close at the 2015 Fishing Guide, the list of public fishing areas in the back, southeast region, you will find this line:  Duck Creek #12 (Nemaha County)–65 acres, 3.5 W, 1 N of Peru.  Dam scheduled to be built 2015-2016.  I am betting most have not seen that line, have not thought anything about it.  But, there is a new reservoir being built in southeast Nebraska! The project is a flood-control reservoir being built by the Nemaha …

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A Variety of News Items

Conestoga, Finally Our Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation project at Conestoga Reservoir west of Lincoln is finally getting off the ground! Aquatic Habitat Project to Begin at Conestoga Reservoir LINCOLN – The rehabilitation of the reservoir at Conestoga State Recreation Area is underway. The outlet structure will be modified in preparation for a project to improve aquatic habitat, water quality and angler access. Visitors can expect to encounter areas closed to public access near construction equipment and work areas. The reservoir has …

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Angler Access and Rehabilitation Improvements, Burchard Lake

Told you about a celebration of an angler access improvement project last week; have another one this week: Public Invited to Open House at Burchard Lake LINCOLN – The public is invited to an open house to see the new aquatic habitat and fishing access improvements at Burchard Lake. The event is set for Aug. 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Burchard Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The event will be held at the boat ramp on the north side of the lake. …

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