Nebraska Officials Plan To Renovate Conestoga Lake

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Plans are in the works to renovate Conestoga Lake in eastern Nebraska to remove sediment from the water and improve fishing.

The reservoir near Denton has shrunk from 230 acres to 211 acres because of the buildup of sediment since it was built by the Army
Corps of Engineers in the 1960s.

Published reports reveal renovating the lake would cost about $6 million.

Besides sediment, officials have found pollutants like algal toxins, chlorophyll, sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus in the lake.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District are working together on the project. Work could begin by 2014.

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