Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Tour

  • July 16, 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Kearney, NE


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We will be taking a tour of some of the sites of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program near Kearney.

Attendance will be limited to the first 40 participants.  This event is dependent on weather conditions.

Plum Creek Complex Sediment Augmentation Site

A project site encompassing approximately 40 acres of a larger tract of PRRIP land located approximately 6 miles downstream of a hydropower canal return. Using typical sand and gravel mining techniques, PRRIP pumped sediment into the Platte River to attempt to return sediment balance to a degrading stretch of the river. This project also created and maintained habitat that is used by threatened and endangered species.

Cottonwood Ranch Off-channel Sand & Water Habitat and Sediment Augmentation Site
A project site containing a 40-acre sand and water complex which was created in an area which was previously pasture and riparian forest. This project was created to provide nesting habitat for threatened and endangered species and to test the use and productivity of in-channel vs. off-channel available habitat. Also at this site is another iteration of the sediment augmentation project. At this site, sediment augmentation was achieved by pushing the banks of the river into the active channel.
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