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20
OCT
2014

Curtis Technical Agriculture School Students Experience Central’s Project

Students from the University of Nebraska Technical Agriculture School in Curtis enjoyed a “mini-tour” of parts of Central’s hydro-irrigation project on a recent October day. Eleven NCTA students, shepherded by Assistant Professor of Agronomy Brad Ramsdale and Dick Neel, the...
16
OCT
2014

“Prehistoric Fish” Stocked in Two Central Supply Canal Lakes

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently stocked 990 paddlefish in two small lakes along The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s Supply Canal. Gallagher Canyon and Midway lakes, as well as the Supply Canal that conveys water to the lakes, were...
15
OCT
2014

From the Archives: Dam Named in Honor of George P. Kingsley

(Reproduced verbatim from the Hastings Daily Tribune, July 7, 1937) Major Tri-County Unit Will Memorialize George P. Kingsley, Pioneer Project Leader The Trico board of directors late yesterday took steps to adopt the name Kingsley Dam for the major unit of the Tri-County power...
13
OCT
2014

Lake McConaughy Sign Gets Fresh Coat of Paint

Central teamed up with the group Keep Keith County Beautiful to re-vamp the iconic “Leave only your footprints please!” sign located on the shore of Lake McConaughy. Central funded the project, which included repairing and repainting the cement slab. The sign had not been...
19
SEP
2014

Removal of Lost Creek Flume

Work began this week on removal of the Lost Creek Flume west of Axtell. The flume, approximately 1,300 feet in length, is original to the project and has required numerous repairs. Over the years, it has deteriorated to a point that repair is no longer feasible, and...
18
AUG
2014

Lake McConaughy Listed in Top 27 Camping Places

Budget Travel Vacation Ideas – Best Places to go Camping Budgettravel.com recently released a photo story about the top 27 places to go camping. Along with the expected beaches of various Caribbean islands, mountainous state parks, and foreign wonderlands lies...
06
AUG
2014

Summer Internship

The following post was written by Kyle Gaston, one of two CNPPID summer interns working at Lake McConaughy this summer. Kyle is an environmental science major at Doane College. Photos by Kyle Gaston This summer has been quite the learning experience for me having never done work...
25
JUL
2014

Kites and Castles at Lake McConaughy

The 25th Annual Kites and Castles will be July 26, 2014 at Sandy Beach at Lake McConaughy! This event draws in a large crowd with lots of fun for everyone in the family. For a schedule of events, visit www.kitesandcastles.com.  
22
JUL
2014

Kingsley Dam Dedication – July 22, 1941

On this day in 1941, Kingsley Dam was officially dedicated. Water storage in Lake McConaughy began to fill and irrigation water was delivered that same year. The project as a whole was officially completed in 1943. Chief Engineer George E. Johnson is shown above speaking at the...
03
JUL
2014

Fourth of July

Fourth of July is a holiday many spend celebrating at the lake. This year, Johnson Lake events are being held on Saturday, July 5th. The day will begin with the annual boat parade 10:00 a.m. at LakeShore Marina boat docks. Sign up at LakeShore Marina C-Store from 8:00 am to 10:00...