The lake is part of a flood control project built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect the city of Lincoln and other surrounding communities. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission developed and operates the recreational facilities and manages its wildlife resources. The lake takes up 1,800 acres, and the recreational and wildlife areas encompass 3,960 acres.
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There are wildflowers, and in the campgrounds there are flower beds, so the opportunities for flower photography abound.
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On any given day,one can see a myriad of wildlife. One day this summer I saw this guy. I was never able to definitively decide what kind of turtle it was. If anyone knows what kind of turtle it is, feel free to enlighten me.
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Shortly after I bought my first DSLR I took this photo of a pelican. That photo really reignited my passion for photography.
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UPDATE: The turtle has been identified as a Smooth Softshell Turtle. Thanks to Jedediah for the identification and to fishing guy for a second.