Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Watery Wednesday--Tri-County Canal

The Tri-County Canal in central Nebraska

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Dam emptying the Tri-County Canal into Johnson Lake

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The Tri-County Canal is maintained and operated by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District is a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska organized under public power and irrigation district laws of Nebraska passed in 1933. Central was created to enable the people of south-central Nebraska to develop the state's irrigation and electric power potential.

Central delivers irrigation water to more than 113,000 acres on the south side of the Platte River between North Platte and Minden and also provides supplemental water from Lake McConaughy (Central's main storage reservoir) to irrigation projects serving more than 110,000 acres along the North Platte and Platte Rivers.

Central generates electricity for Nebraska's homes, farms and industry at four hydroplants, one at Kingsley Dam and three on Central's Supply Canal.

Recreation is another benefit of Central's hydro-irrigation project. Nebraskans and visiting vacationers enjoy the excellent fishing, boating, swimming, camping and other recreational opportunities provided by Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala, Johnson Lake and many other small lakes along the Supply Canal.

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12 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

This body of water seems to give so many benefits. Great pics.

Margaret

Guy D said...

Great shots and thanks for the interesting info.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ewok1993 said...

I see fishing is allowed. I wonder if there is good fishing to be had here. Nice post.

Tarolino said...

Water is the sorce of life and seems also the sorce of modern comforts for many. The first shot is beautiful but the second is a great capture and very interesting.

Gill - That British Woman said...

really interesting, great photos...

Gill in Canada

Carletta said...

I love that first shot!
Thanks for sharing the info as well.

Kallen305 said...

Fascinating info on how beneficial that water is for all. Wonderful photos too.

ROSIDAH said...

Interesting post. Thanks for sharing :)

Jew Wishes said...

What beautiful wintry images of man and nature.

Tess said...

Cold winter still. Nice shot. very informative too.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Interesting photo post. Thanks!

ramblingwoods.com said...

It's amazing the power of water. We get our water and electric power from intakes near where the Niagara River goes over Niagara Falls. That what I thought of when I saw the photos anyway..