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Willow Creek SRA regains full functionality

LINCOLN, Neb. – Willow Creek State Recreation Area is the latest state park area to regain full operations following spring flooding. Willow Creek, located in Pierce County in northeastern Nebraska, has 101 electric camping pad sites. All electrical service has been restored to the campground. Aside from camping, the park offers opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and biking. The state park areas are a great place to spend Father’s Day on June 16. Visit calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/ for a list …

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Willow Creek, Rockford lakes remain on health alert

LINCOLN, Neb. – Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and Rockford Lake in Gage County remain on health alert. During water testing earlier this week, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality detected elevated toxin levels produced by blue-green algal blooms in both lakes. Visitors to Willow Creek and Rockford Lake state recreation areas (SRA) should avoid full body contact activities such as swimming, wading, skiing, jet skiing, etc. Non-contact activities such as boating, fishing and camping are OK. Dog owners …

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Willow Creek, Rockford lakes on health alert

LINCOLN, Neb. – A health alert has been issued for Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and Rockford Lake in Gage County. Rockford Lake remains on health alert for the second straight week. During water testing earlier this week, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality detected elevated toxin levels produced by blue-green algal blooms in both lakes. Visitors to Willow Creek and Rockford Lake state recreation areas (SRA) should avoid full body contact activities such as swimming, wading, skiing, jet …

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Willows and Wings birding hike rescheduled for May 26 at Willow Creek SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Willow and Wings event scheduled for May 19 at Willow Creek State Recreation Area in Pierce County has been rescheduled for May 26 due to expected inclement weather. The public is invited to celebrate International Migratory Bird Month at this event, which includes a bird identification hike and an introduction to eBird, an online citizen science tool for monitoring bird populations. All ages and experience levels are welcome. A park entry permit is required for each …

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Health Advisory in Effect at Two State Recreation Areas

LINCOLN – A health advisory is in effect for lakes at two Nebraska state recreation areas. During testing earlier this week, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) detected elevated levels of toxic algae at Pawnee Lake in Lancaster County, and at Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County. Both beaches at Pawnee Lake and the beach at Willow Creek Lake are closed to swimming. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recommends visitors avoid ingesting water and keep pets out of …

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Incident at Boat Ramp Claims Life of Oregon Woman

LINCOLN – An incident at a boat ramp at Willow Creek State Recreation Area near Pierce in northeast Nebraska has claimed the life of a woman. On the afternoon of July 10, emergency personnel, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission responded to a call of an unconscious 74-year-old Oakland, Ore., woman. She was transported to Faith Regional Medical Center in Norfolk, where she passed away that night. Witnesses reported the woman was boating with …

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