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20
JUL
2015

Central donates floating pumps to Johnson Lake area fire departments

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District donated four portable water pumps this summer to fire departments in the Johnson Lake area. The floating pumps will enable the volunteer fire departments – from Lexington, Elwood, Cozad and Eustis – to access water...
16
JUL
2015

NRCS Boss, Employees Tour Project

Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) toured Central’s hydro-irrigation project on July 14. Tour participants included Nebraska NRCS State Conservationist Craig Derickson of Lincoln and representatives from NRCS offices in...
17
JUN
2015

Central Conducts Exercise of Emergency Action Plan

We’ve all heard the phrase that starts out, “In the unlikely event of … (insert here your favorite disaster).” When it comes to a failure of Kingsley Dam, one can probably CAPITALIZE, boldface and underline the “unlikely” part of the phrase, but nevertheless, The Central Nebraska...
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...
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...
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...
11
JUN
2014

“Sharing the Shoreline” at Lake McConaughy

Summer’s arrival (technically on June 21) means the beaches at Lake McConaughy are once again attracting crowds of visitors to enjoy the warm weather, swimming, camping and many other recreational pursuits. It also means the return of another group of visitors — piping...
23
MAY
2014

Garage Sales, Annual EMS 5K Walk & BBQ – Johnson Lake

May 24, 2014 – Johnson Lake Annual Garage Sales Mark your calendar now so you will not miss out on this fun day of bargain hunting! Also on May 24th… Put on your running shoes and head to the Johnson Lake EMS annual 5K walk starting at 10:00 a.m. at the EMS Training...
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,...
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