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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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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 election.

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Deadman's Run Open House

The NRD, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Lincoln invite the public to an open house as the agencies study ways to reduce the risk of flooding in Lincoln's Deadman's Run watershed. The meeting is Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5200 Frances Street, in Lincoln, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A brief presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to learn about the importance of the study, the study process, provide specific concerns and learn about the possible study benefits.

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Deadman's Run Watershed
Deadman's Run Watershed
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Trail Damage Update

Homestead Trail DamageHomestead Trail

Storms in early May have caused the closing of portions of the NRD's MoPac East and Homestead recreational trails. We regret the inconvenience to trail users. The NRD is in the process of trying to secure funding help for the repair projects and completion dates are not yet known. The Homestead Trail is closed from Saltillo Road to Firth Road. There is bridge damage and several miles of the trail surface have been washed away. 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