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The NRD is developing its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and public input is encouraged. Tentative approval of the budget will be considered at the July 15th NRD Board meeting, the annual public hearing is August 13th and final approval is expected by the Board on August 19th. All meetings begin at 7pm at the NRD office.

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The NRD and the Lower Platte River Corridor alliance are soliciting contractor bids for the next Platte River Obstruction Removal Project.
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Next NRD Board Meeting:
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 7pm at the NRD office.


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100+ at Open House

More than 100 citizens attended an open house concerning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility study of ways to reduce the risk of flooding along Lincoln's Deadman's Run. The City of Lincoln and the NRD are local sponsors of the study. The public learned more about the study, the study process, and made it clear they're hoping for safer homes, higher property values and no more flood insurance premiums. The Corps hopes to finish the study by the end of this year and possibly have a specific proposal for reduced flood risk next spring. The Corps will then evaluate the proposal and determine whether its benefits would outweigh costs. Any project construction would not begin before 2019.

Deadman's Run Open House
NRD Assistant Manager Paul Zillig (center) talks with Deadman's Run watershed residents crowded around a map during an open house June 30th.
Deadman's Run Watershed
Deadman's Run Watershed
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Seeking a Subdistrict Six Director

The NRD is accepting letters of application until July 3rd from candidates to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors, after the death of Subdistrict Six Director Doug Samuelson. A candidate must be a registered voter and reside in the subdistrict. Subdistrict 6 roughly lies between the Lincoln Airport and 27th Street, and from West Alvo Road to Cornhusker Highway (see map). The term for the vacant seat runs to the end of 2016 and the apointee may run for the seat in the 2016 elections.

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Subdistrict 6
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Trail Damage Update

Homestead Trail DamageHomestead Trail

The NRD's Homestead Trail remains closed from Saltillo Road to Firth Road due to storm damage in May. We regret the inconvenience to trail users and appreciate their cooperation. The NRD is in the process of trying to secure funding help for repair projects and completion dates are not yet known. A preliminary NRD estimate of damage to Homestead is $235,000.

A MoPac East bridge near Fletcher Avenue, northeast of Elmwood, has also sustained severe damage and MoPac East is closed from Fletcher Avenue to the east end of the trail at Wabash; a distance of less than two miles. The preliminary NRD estimate for repair to the bridge is over $100,000.

Red Cedar Gets Renovation

The NRD's Red Cedar Lake, six miles north and two miles west of Valparaiso, is being drawn-down in preparation for construction of a new boat ramp and fishery improvements. The lake level will be kept down until next spring, when the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission will re-stock it with game fish.

Starting May 1st, 2015, length limits on all fish at Red Cedar have been suspended. Daily bag limits will be enforced.

Learn More About the Red Cedar Fish Salvage!

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Red Cedar Lake