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Nemaha NRD lifts restrictions at 3 lakes

Nemaha NRD lifts restrictions at 3 lakes


The Nemaha Natural Resources District has lifted restrictions at three of its four public recreation areas but warns they could be reinstated if there is more heavy rain.

Boating and other water activities can be resumed at Iron Horse Trail Lake near DuBois in Pawnee County, Wirth Brothers Lake north of Tecumseh in Johnson County, and Prairie Owl Lake near Dunbar in Otoe County.

The water is still too high at Kirkman’s Cove near Humboldt to cancel the restrictions there, NRD administrative assistant Jane Kuhl said in an email.

The boat dock/ramp at Kirkman's Cove was still partially submerged Tuesday afternoon, she said.

"We’ve had lots of calls wanting to know when people can resume activities, but it’s simply too dangerous to let them venture out into the water when it’s covering obstacles that are not normally supposed to be under water," Kuhl said.

Another big rain Wednesday night or over the next few days could lengthen the restrictions or reinstate them, depending on where it falls and how much, Kuhl said.

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