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Lake McConaughy Dam Release

Lake McConaughy Dam Release

During a time of high water levels--drowning shoreline trees that grew during the preceding drought--the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District unleashed excess water from the dam of Lake McConaughy. After passing through a hydroelectric generator, the arching torrent offered a spectacular sight and booming water noise seldom associated with the American Great Plains. The 35,700 acre reservoir was constructed around 1940 along the North Platte River.

6 NNE Ogallala NE (5 Jun 12) looking SSE