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'Water, water, everywhere'

Fourth graders attend annual groundwater festival in Sidney


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

North Elementary student Preston Olsen, 10, guides droplets of water through a maze during the 2016 Western Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival held Tuesday in Sidney.

More than 200 fourth graders from five area schools filled the Cheyenne County Community Center and Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp in Sidney all day Wednesday as they learned the ins and outs of water as a natural resource during the 2016 Western Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival.

The annual festival, now in its 26th year, is a joint effort between the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office.

The goal of the groundwater festival is to educate area fourth grade students on t...

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