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Long Pine Creek Watershed Improvement Project Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District

Public Meeting 8/06/2020 at 6:30pm

Zoom conference call #: 1-312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 883 4772 8370

Password: 3763241

Welcome to the Long Pine Creek Watershed Improvement Project (LPCWIP) website! Our goal is to keep landowners and stakeholders involved in the planning process.

We are in the alternatives analysis phase of the project to determine locations and reaches as well as potential solutions.

This project will likely focus on stream restoration by way of grade and bank stabilization and irrigation water management to reduce sediment transport, improve water quality, protect human health and safety, improve habitat, and protect infrastructure.

This project is funded by USDA-NRCS and must follow all applicable federal laws, like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Environmental, social, and economic factors will all be considered when looking at alternatives.

This includes things like threatened and endangered species, landowner and stakeholder preferred alternatives, cultural resources, human safety, and monetary costs.

Next Public Meeting: 08/06/2020 at 6:30pm

Zoom Conference Call #: 1-312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 883 4772 8370

Password: 3763241

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments!

Field work was conducted in June 2020. Photo logs from this visit are included below and an overview of the locations is included on the right.

Scoping Meetings - 02/18/20

Public Scoping Meeting

Agency Scoping Meeting

Water Quality

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is conducting weekly sampling at 4 locations from May through September in 2020. Past sampling data is available for the State Recreation Area (SRA) site and a time-series plot that shows trends for bacteria, sediment and nutrients is available below. Additional data will be posted here as it comes in.

Long Pine at SRA

2020 Sampling Data

Project Contact: Janel Kaufman | jkaufman@fyraengineering.com | 402.614.3317