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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 and Parks Commission on additional construction activities scheduled through 2017. Approximately 10 percent of the nearly half-million cubic yards of accumulated sediment have been removed, and the bases of some of the breakwaters are starting to be developed.

Future activities include installation of sediment retention dikes, wetland construction, shoreline stabilization, basin excavation and sculpting, fish attractor installation, and angler and boater access improvements.

Project partners from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and consulting team from The Flatwater Group will be on hand to answer questions. Watermelon will be provided to attendees while supplies last.

Conestoga State Recreation Area is located 1½ miles north of Denton in Lancaster County. A park entry permit is required.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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