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24
JUN
2014

Spring Inflows Boost Lake McConaughy

Spring has been good to Lake McConaughy this year, both in terms of inflows and outflows: quite a bit of the former and not so much of the latter. Several factors combined to bring about these circumstances. First, snowpack in both the North Platte River Basin and the South...
03
JUN
2014

University of Nebraska Kearney Students Tour Central’s Project

Above: UNK Students and Professors pose for a group photo with Central’s Holly Rahmann on the shores of Jeffrey Lake.   Students from the University of Nebraska-Kearney recently participated in a tour of Central’s hydro-irrigation project, learning about irrigation,...
27
MAY
2014

International Students Tour Central’s Hydro-Irrigation Project

Central hosted 20 international students and four instructors for a recent tour of the hydro-irrigation project. The tour group was part of a field course coordinated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Institute for Water Education...
19
MAY
2014

New Employee Project Tour

Eight new employees at Central recently participated in a one-day tour of the project to become more familiar with the many facilities that are part of operating the system. Starting at the Holdrege Administrative Headquarters, the group traveled through parts of the irrigated...
15
MAY
2014

Family Adventure Day at Johnson Lake

May 17, 2014 Family Adventure Day 10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ East Campground Johnson Lake; Sponsored by the Nebraska Game & Parks. Activities: Boy Scout demonstration of dutch oven cooking, s’mores, scavenger hunt, a Naturalist with displays of birds & mammals, canoeing,...
12
MAY
2014

Water Conservation Report

Spring moisture has improved somewhat from last year and we expect summer to follow suit however, nothing in the forecast is indicating “wet” summer conditions at this time. Short of an epic rain event upstream of Lake McConaughy, Central irrigators will have a 9 acre-inch/acre...
09
MAY
2014

Boating Safety

As summer nears and lake season gets in to full swing, please remember to use safety when boating! New Law REQUIRES Safety Course! Nebraska law requires any motorboat operator (including personal watercraft) born after December 31, 1985, complete a Boating Safety Course and be in...
05
MAY
2014

Central Employees Prepare for Irrigation Season

Along with the arrival of spring time is the glorious windy storm season. Central employees have been working hard to prepare canals for watering in preparation of irrigation season. This photo shows an employee scooping corn husks out of the canal bed.