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NRCS and NRDs Partner on Dam Assessments


February 9, 2023

LINCOLN, Nebraska – To ensure water infrastructure safety, Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on several dam assessments across the state.

In 2022, nine floodwater reduction dam assessments were completed with four NRDs – Lewis & Clark, Lower Elkhorn, Lower Platte North and Lower Platte South. The cities of Norfolk and Plattsmouth were also joint local partners.

Dam assessments are detailed inspections that analyze the current hazard classification, determine if the dam meets...

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