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22
DEC
2014

E-65 Canal Groundwater Recharge Project

Above normal flows in the South Platte River this fall has allowed Central to partner with Tri-Basin Natural Resource District and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to divert excess flows into the E-65 canal system and Elwood Reservoir for groundwater recharge....
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...
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...
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...
05
MAY
2014

Central Employees Prepare for Irrigation Season

Along with the arrival of spring time is the glorious windy storm season. Central employees have been working hard to prepare canals for watering in preparation of irrigation season. This photo shows an employee scooping corn husks out of the canal bed.