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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...
14
NOV
2014

Perch Pole Installed for Bald Eagles at J-2 Power Plant

Colder weather has Central’s staff working towards preparing for winter activities. One of the most popular winter activities at Central is the eagle-viewing season. Central opens two eagle-viewing centers – one at the J-2 Powerhouse near Lexington, Neb., and one on the shores of...
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...
18
AUG
2014

Lake McConaughy Listed in Top 27 Camping Places

Budget Travel Vacation Ideas – Best Places to go Camping Budgettravel.com recently released a photo story about the top 27 places to go camping. Along with the expected beaches of various Caribbean islands, mountainous state parks, and foreign wonderlands lies...
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...
25
JUL
2014

Kites and Castles at Lake McConaughy

The 25th Annual Kites and Castles will be July 26, 2014 at Sandy Beach at Lake McConaughy! This event draws in a large crowd with lots of fun for everyone in the family. For a schedule of events, visit www.kitesandcastles.com.  
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...
19
MAY
2014

New Employee Project Tour

Eight new employees at Central recently participated in a one-day tour of the project to become more familiar with the many facilities that are part of operating the system. Starting at the Holdrege Administrative Headquarters, the group traveled through parts of the irrigated...
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...
09
MAY
2014

Boating Safety

As summer nears and lake season gets in to full swing, please remember to use safety when boating! New Law REQUIRES Safety Course! Nebraska law requires any motorboat operator (including personal watercraft) born after December 31, 1985, complete a Boating Safety Course and be in...