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Water quality in a wet meadow, Platte River Valley, central Nebraska

Patrick J. Emmons

Water quality in a wet meadow, Platte River Valley, central Nebraska

by Patrick J. Emmons

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Nebraska -- Platte River Valley

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesFact sheet -- FS-097-96, U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet -- FS-96-097
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 folded sheet (4 p). :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14990271M

    Nebraska officials should monitor this situation closely, now and in coming years, to make sure the water volume continues to meet the requirements under a South Platte River .   Basins in Central Nebraska The basins in Central Nebraska were assessed as part of the NAWQA program. The assessment was based on the area downstream of the Platte River fork near the North Platte in Nebraska. This was a 30, square mile study unit involved collecting and analyzing water chemistry, land use, hydrology, aquatic life and stream.

    Waite, H. A., Ground-Water Levels in the Lower Platte River Valley, Nebraska (WSP-3): 11 pp., size 6" x 9". Description: The area discussed in this report is confined to the Platte River Valley bottom lands and terraces from the range line two miles west of North Platte to the range line one mile east of Fremont, and aggregates approximately 2, square miles. 2. Channel Capacity of the North Platte River Upstream of Highway 83 3. Colorado’s Initial Water Project (Tamarack I) 4. Wyoming’s Pathfinder Modification Project 5. An Environmental Account for Storage Reservoirs on the Platte River System in Nebraska 6. Reconnaissance-Level Water Action Plan 7. Depletions Plan, Platte River Basin, Wyoming 8.

    Six years ago, Nebraska agreed to leave more water in the river for endangered and threatened species like the whooping crane. Some of that's already happening, but more is needed. At a meeting last week, Ron Bishop, manager of the Central Platte Natural Resources District, described a new proposal. People living along the Platte River will want to watch for rising water and move livestock and other necessities to higher ground. Platte River Hydrographs. Click on Hydrograph to expand image, click on text below each image to see stage impacts and historic crests.


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Water quality in a wet meadow, Platte River Valley, central Nebraska by Patrick J. Emmons Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Platte River Valley in Nebraska, and in particular the reach from Kearney to Grand Island, is an extremely important natural habitat area. Over migratory bird species, including several threatened and endangered species, have been observed along the Platte River.

In the spring, nearlysandhill cranes, along with millions of ducks and geese, use this reach as a. Get this from a library. Water quality in a wet meadow, Platte River Valley, central Nebraska.

[Patrick J Emmons; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Water Quality in a Wet Meadow Platto River Valley, Central Nebl u G Wet meadows along the Platte River in central Nebraska are a part of an important habitat for migratory birds in North America. The Platte River Valley in Nebraska, and in particular the reach from Lexington to Grand Island, is an extremely important natural habitat.

Making Nebraska’s Rivers Fishable and Swimmable Again. It may be central Nebraska book best kept secret in Nebraska: Nearly every major river in Nebraska is ides, nutrients, bacteria, sediment, PCBs, Mercury – the pollutants are many, and they are widespread enough to impact every major river in our state and most of our state’s lakes and reservoirs.

The Platte River Valley of Nebraska is a vitally important staging area for midcontinent waterfowl during spring migration.

Wetland and cropland resources in this region are important to waterfowl for obtaining sufficient energy to complete migration and for storing nutrient reserves (primarily fat and protein) for reproduction.

Significant lowland flooding is occuring as the river is out of its banks. In addition the Papio NRD access site at Highway 64 is flooded. The river is at bankfull and water will begin to overtop the natural river banks. Photos (1) Looking downstream from Highway 64. The Platte River begins high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, then moves through the dry Great Plains of Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska until it reaches the Missouri Water quality in a wet meadow at Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

The North Platte and South Platte rivers join to form the Platte River near Ogallala. Water may begin to enter the Sonic parking lot. Water may reach the Quality Inn and Pizza Hut parking lots. Major flood stage. Flooding of homes is possible along the South Platte River in and around the City of North Platte.

Water is likely to back up into storm drains throughout the city of North Platte. Moderate flood stage. River sections and access. Cheesman Canyon to Strontia Springs: From Cheesman Reservoir (elevation 6, feet), the South Platte River descends 6 miles through Cheesman Canyon to Deckers, a world-renowned fly fishing area.

The river then bends north for about 17 miles to the confluence with the North Fork of the South Platte (elevation 6, feet). Platte River Basin (Salt Creek-mouth) Platte River at Louisville, Nebr. [Auxiliary Stage Sensor] 07/08 CDT: Eqp -- [Discharge from Primary Sensor] 07/31 CDT -- 10, 2, [Primary Stage Sensor] 07/31 CDT: -- MISSOURI RIVER BASIN (below Platte River) Missouri River at Plattsmouth, NE: Platte River Prairies - The Nature Conservancy The Platte River Prairies include approximately acres along a 10 mile stretch of river with public access and trails on a 1, acres prairie tract.

The Platte River Prairies encompass a wide range of habitat types including riparian, aquatic and wetland, wet meadow, grassland and woodland. Regional Water Quality, Water Protection, and Water Awareness. Mission: The SPRUWP collaborates across jurisdictions and disciplines to engage communities, and to protect and restore the South Platte River from the headwaters to the Denver metropolitan area (Colorado) and watershed.

Goals: • Collaborate, educate, and engage. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District: Cooperative Water Program: Platte River near Overton, Nebr. Page Contact Information: Nebraska Water Data Support Team Page Last Modified: EDT vaww Site Description: The North Platte River Valley Important Bird Area is made up of three properties: Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala, and Cedar Point Biological Station.

Lake McConaughy is Nebraska’s largest lake at almost 22 miles long, three miles wide, cover surface acres. It was created as a result of the building of Kingsley Dam on the North Platte River. Nebraska's wetland resources are as diverse and dynamic as those of any state in the nation. They include marshes, lakes, river and stream backwaters, oxbows, wet meadows, fens, forested swamps, and seep areas.

(Below top) Platte River, Buffalo County. (Below bottom) forested Missouri River wetland, Sarpy County. Farmers in southern Nebraska’s Republican River valley need water to irrigate their crops. But they also have to leave enough in the river to meet Nebraska’s legal obligation to deliver water to Kansas.

Now, there’s a new proposal to help do that – by diverting water from another river with heavy demands on it: the Platte. Shallow groundwater is a key wet meadow attribute Central Platte River valley (CPRV) wet meadows have been an area of interest and discussion since at least the mids.

Given the body of literature generated during this time and prominent place that wet meadows hold in Program management (some stakeholders refer to wet.

Platte River (1-A) This page contains orders granting or denying applications for surface water appropriations. To view listings of recent applications also see Applications Filed Listing. Central Nebraska Basins comprise sandhills, loess hills, and glaciated areas adjacent to the valley of the Platte River, the main river draining the study unit (fig.

This study pro-vides data regarding water quality in Platte River Valley alluvium that was not included in the previous study (Frenzel and others, ).

In27 wells. Central Nebraska Basins comprise sandhills, loess hills, and glaciated areas adjacent to the valley of the Platte River, the main river draining the study unit (fig.

This study pro­ vides data regarding water quality in Platte River Valley alluvium that was not included in the previous study (Frenzel and others, ). In27 wells. Water-Quality Assessment of the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming-Analysis of Available Nutrient, Suspended-Sediment, and Pesticide Data, Water Years by Kevin F.

Dennehy, David W. Litke, Peter B. McMahon, Janet S. Heiny, and Cathy M. Tate U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water-Resources Investigations Report The Platte River (/ p l æ t /) is a major river in the State of is about mi ( km) long; measured to its farthest source via its tributary the North Platte River, it flows for over 1, miles (1, km).The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, which itself is a tributary of the Mississippi River which flows to the Gulf of Mexico.The Platte River is a major river in the state of Nebraska and is about miles long.

Measured to its farthest source via its tributary the North Platte River, it flows for over 1, miles. The Platte over most of its length is a muddy, broad, shallow, meandering stream with a swampy bottom and many islands.