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Rain Tests NRD Flood Management Again

The Lower Platte South NRD is monitoring dams, levees and waterways in and around Lincoln, after up to 8 inches of rainfall Tuesday night. Lincoln's main drainage, Salt Creek, peaked at flood stage Wednesday morning and we continue to monitor the Salt Creek Levee, dams in the Stevens Creek Watershed and other areas. The latest test comes just a month after several days of heavy rain pushed NRD dams to or near capacity in the North Oak Watershed, near Valparaiso and Brainard.

Salt Creek at O St.
The Salt Creek Levee protects much of Lincoln as runoff from heavy rain makes it way downstream toward the Platte River. This photo is taken from West "O" Street, looking downstream Wednesday morning.

East Downtown Lincoln Protected
Union Plaza Flood Line

The Antelope Valley Project functioned perfectly during and after heavy rains on October1st, to protect against major flooding. This trash line, right of the trail at Union Plaza, shows how high water in the channel rose during the night, keeping flood water from entering homes and businesses.

Antelope Creek Wier

 

In this photo, storm runoff from Antelope Creek passes over the wier at "N" Street and into the Antelope Valley Project around midnight on Wednesday morning. The project functioned exactly as it was designed.


Allgayer Named Master Conservationist

Elmwood landowner Lou Allgayer has been named a Master Conservationist by the Omaha World Herald. The statewide honor is reserved for nominees who set outstanding examples in their use of natural resources. Allgayer was honored for his on-going effort to store and use stormwater runoff at an apartment complex he owns in Elmwood. Allgayer currently has the capability to store 10,000 gallons of stormwater, both above and underground, and uses it to water and enhance the property's extensive landscaping. In addition, storing the water keeps it from contributing to floods.
Congratulations & thanks, Lou. Keep up the good work!

Lou Allgayer

Ballot Vacancy
Subdistrict 3

Residents of the NRD's Subdistrict 3 who are registered voters can register as a write-in candidate for the NRD Board until until October 24th. A vacancy has occurred on the ballot, after a candidate filed to run for a four-year term, then declined the official nomination.

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