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12
OCT
2015

Construction Underway on Pedestrian Bridge over Hike/Bike Trail

A Central crew began construction of the pedestrian bridge over the Johnson Lake outlet canal in early October. The last pilings were driven on Oct. 12, setting the stage for construction of the supporting infrastructure and deck. When completed, the bridge adjacent to the...
21
MAY
2015

National Dam Safety Awareness Day is May 31

National Dam Safety Awareness Day occurs on May 31 of each year to commemorate the failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889. The dam failure resulted in the loss of more than 2,200 lives and is the worst dam failure in terms of fatalities in the history of...
19
MAY
2015

Help Prevent an Invasion: Clean, Drain and Dry to Keep Invasive Aquatic Species Out of Nebraska Waters

A small aquatic species, not much bigger than your thumbnail, poses a threat to Nebraska’s lakes, reservoirs and associated power-generating facilities.  Once established, the critters are extremely difficult and expensive to remove. The creature is the zebra mussels (and their...
20
APR
2015

Central Hosts Stakeholder Meetings

By Jim Brown, CNPPID Land Administrator Stakeholder meetings were held recently to present modifications to permitting processes and regulations that are being contemplated by Central. This is the first year for these meetings, which were held at Gothenburg, Ogallala, and...
26
DEC
2014

Eagle-Viewing Season Begins This Weekend

For further details, see our eagle info page here.
31
OCT
2014

Johnson Lake Drawdown Allows for Clean Up

Central decided to take advantage of the low water levels at Johnson Lake and do some shoreline maintenance work. As the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission worked to complete their Angler Access Project near the inlet at Johnson Lake, the water levels remained around eight feet...
09
JUL
2014

4th of July Weekend at Lake McConaughy

The combination of almost perfect weather and a three-day weekend – not to mention the inviting water and beaches of Lake McConaughy – produced a record number of visitors to Central’s storage reservoir over the Fourth of July weekend. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission...
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...
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...
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