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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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