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17
SEP
2015

Summer Tech Will Treasure Experience for a Lifetime

The experience of working at Lake McConaughy is something I’ll hold onto for the rest of my life. I spent a second summer at Lake McConaughy working as a biological technician for The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District. The gorgeous landscape that surrounds the...
07
JUL
2015

June Inflows Boost Lake McConaughy

When June came to a close, inflows to Lake McConaughy during the month had entered the records books as the fifth highest since storage began at the reservoir in 1941. Inflows totaled 335,138 acre-feet (a-f) for the month. The five highest inflow totals for June: Year Inflow...
26
MAY
2015

Flood Warning Issued for North Platte River above McConaughy

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the middle of this week along the North Platte River above Lake McConaughy. Citing “heavy and prolonged rainfall” in the watershed the river drains in Wyoming, the warning indicates that flows in the river could reach...
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.
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...
22
SEP
2014

From the Archives: Dam Worker Lives to Tell Story of Trip through Pipeline

Reprinted from the Hastings Daily Tribune, January 1940 Human Interest – Dam Worker Lives to Tell of Being Swept Through Trico Dam Drain Pipe Human interest stories are sprinkled through the many years of Tri-County promotion. Human interest stories have also cropped up at...