The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District announced recently that a hydrocycling period will begin on March 18th at the number two hydro plant and will run until April 30th. Hydrocycling is an annual operation that takes place each spring and fall as required by an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services in an effort to improve conditions on the Platte River during endangered whooping cranes’ migratory seasons, and since the flow rate through the hydro plant changes from small to large amounts, central must regulate the water in Johnson Lake. The water level typically fluctuates up to two feet to minimize the chance of significant flow changes into the Platte River. You can find more information at cnppid.com.
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