Sierra Madre Mountain Range Snowpack
The Sierra Madre Mountain Range Snowpack in 2016. (Photo by Gary Stone)

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 4

August 3, 2022
In this installment of the series, Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone reviews the history of the Kortes Unit, which was part of a program that managed water use for the entire Missouri River Basin.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: Aug. 1

July 29, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Aug. 1.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 25

July 25, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 25.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 18

July 19, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 18.

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Seminoe dam
Figure 1. Seminoe dam and reservoir were built in the 1930s, specifically to provide hydropower generation.

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 3

July 19, 2022
In this installment of the series, Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone reviews the history of the Kendrick Project, which resulted in the Seminoe and Alcova dams.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 11

July 12, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 11.

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Pathfinder Dam spillway
Figure 1. The Pathfinder Dam spillway overflow when there was an excess of water.

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 2

July 7, 2022
The second article in Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone's six-part series on the North Platte River features history on the Pathfinder, Guernsey and Whalen dams.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 4

July 6, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 4.

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