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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 at dedication 339

Chief Engineer George E. Johnson is shown above speaking at the dedication ceremony.

 

Dedication ceremony 337

A large crowd gathered to attend the official dedication of Kingsley Dam.

 

Cutting line to drop capsule 7-22-41 338

Two young girls are shown here cutting a string to drop a capsule into the dam at the ceremony.

 

For more information on the history of the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, visit our History page here.

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