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More Boat Access Work at Merritt

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As is often the case with my Monday blog posts, I am just trying to spread the word.  Here is the news release that recently went out: Main ramp area upgrades continue at Merritt SRA Declining water levels at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area near Valentine has provided the opportunity for additional upgrades to the main ramp area. The work will result in temporary closure of the ramp. Upgrades include extending the concrete boat ramp to accommodate safe low-water elevation …

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Enders Boat Ramps

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There was a recent news release on some boat access improvements being done at Enders Reservoir.  I want to share that around: Boat launch improvements underway at Enders Reservoir SRA Boating access improvements at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in southwest Nebraska have begun and are expected to last through the fall. Public access will be affected. Phase 1 of the project will restore boating access to Area A by extending the boat ramp. Other planned amenities here include Americans …

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Twin Lakes Boat Ramps

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One thing you learn as a fisheries manager is that there are a lot of things out of your control.  Take, for example, water levels, either due to “Mother Nature”, power and irrigation districts, or other entities, we have no control over water levels in many Nebraska fisheries. In recent years, we have completed some rehabilitation work at Twin Lakes in the Nebraska sandhills.  Access improvements to both north and south Twin lakes were an important part of that project.  …

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Martin Bay Boat Ramp

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Yes, I know it is December.  Yes, Christmas is only three weeks away.  But, I also know with some warm afternoons, and some are in the forecast, there will still be some folks wanting to launch boats to fish and hunt.  So, I want to get the word out with this news release: Lake McConaughy SRA boating access improvement to begin LINCOLN, Neb. — The Martin Bay boat ramp at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will temporarily close to public …

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Swan Lake Boat Ramp Improvements

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News release went out late last week: Boat ramp improvements completed at Swan Lake LINCOLN, Neb. – Boat ramp improvements at Swan Lake are complete, providing better angler access to this Holt County lake. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission improved the gravel boat ramp on the north side of the lake by placing articulated concrete mats over crushed rock to form a firm concrete bottom for boat access. While still a relatively shallow slope, the 60-foot-long by 16-foot-wide ramp …

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Boat ramp improvements completed at Swan Lake

LINCOLN, Neb. – Boat ramp improvements at Swan Lake are complete, providing better angler access to this Holt County lake. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission improved the gravel boat ramp on the north side of the lake by placing articulated concrete mats over crushed rock to form a firm concrete bottom for boat access. While still a relatively shallow slope, the 60-foot-long by 16-foot-wide ramp now will accommodate larger boats without the fear of getting stuck. A floating dock …

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Some News Items, Aug. 24, 2020

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I have a miscellany of items I want to highlight today, nothing major, but of interest to Nebraska anglers! Boat ramp now open at Indian Cave State Park LINCOLN, Neb. – The boat ramp at Indian Cave State Park is open for use following repairs. During the brief closure, silt was removed from the area, a guardrail was replaced and riprap was repaired along the bank. An entry permit is required of each vehicle entering Indian Cave State Park, which …

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Boat Ramp Improvements at Box Butte Reservoir

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Sometimes news releases just get lost in all the other news and noise.  So, yes, I like to repeat these, believe it helps “spread the word”. New boat launch coming to Box Butte Reservoir  July 24, 2018 HEMINGFORD, Neb. — Construction is underway for an upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees closed the old boat ramp and adjacent parking area July 24 and began diverting boaters to a new temporary …

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Updates

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Got a couple of updates on Aquatic Habitat/Angler Access/Renovation projects.  As a matter of fact, I blogged about both of these back in September, Some News Items, September 2017. Merritt Reservoir As noted the boat ramp/angler access project at Merritt Reservoir was long-awaited and postponed for a year or two because of high water levels.  Now, I will NEVER complain about high water in any of our irrigaiton reservoirs, but in this case it did delay the new boat ramp …

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Miscellaneous News Items

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I have several little news updates I want to mention today, none of them major, but some folks will want to know! Lake Ogallala As I recall, some weather events eventually took a toll on the old fishing dock in the northwest corner of Lake Ogallala.  That is being replaced: New floating fishing dock to be installed at Lake Ogallala SRA LINCOLN, Neb. – The Angler Access Area in the northwest corner of Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area (SRA) will …

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