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Conestoga Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation Project

We are starting a major Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation project at Conestoga Reservoir west of Lincoln this fall.  Access to the area has been closed and the water level is starting to drop.  We are hosting an open house on Wednesday night, come out and learn about the project!

Public Meeting Scheduled for Conestoga Aquatic Rehabilitation Project

September 18, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – There will be a public informational meeting Sept. 25 in Denton regarding the upcoming aquatic rehabilitation project at Conestoga Lake.

The meeting will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Denton Community Center, 7115 Lancaster Ave.

Representatives of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Flatwater Group Inc., Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District will provide information and answer questions.

Conestoga has experienced the degrading effects of years of sedimentation, which has contributed to dense algae blooms in recent years. The project will reestablish some of the depth and bottom structure, as well as capture future sediment in the upper reaches of the lake.

The project also will include off-shore breakwaters, which will protect the shoreline and provide anglers better access to deep water. The project will improve the water quality and provide a better environment for the establishment of aquatic vegetation, aquatic insects and the lake’s fishery.

The lake is being drawn down. The project is scheduled to continue through 2015, when the lake will start to refill and be restocked with fish.

Conestoga Lake is located 1½ miles north of Denton in Lancaster County.


Connestoga SRA
Connestoga SRA

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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