Mahoney State Park, which many consider the flagship of Nebraska's 76 parks, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its opening on Memorial Day 1991.
State lawmakers gave first-round approval Thursday to a $2 million study of mitigating flooding and enhancing economic development along the Lower Platte River.
Usually, different species arrive in waves: geese, then ducks, then cranes. This year, they're all coming at once. "So it's a good time to bird-watch."
Several counties are under a flood watch until Monday.
Researchers watched some of the cranes fall limply to the ground, some fall while still flapping their wings, and others able to remain in the air.
Observers will be keeping a close on eye how fast the ice melts on rivers in eastern Nebraska as daytime temperatures rise.
Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard said the bill would put the cart before the horse. "To me, it seems we need an overall state look" at how to address flooding, he said.
Renee Sans Souci has spent her life advocating and educating youths and adults on Native culture and tradition in Lincoln and across the state and beyond.
Sarpy County Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Svoboda said that as long as weather allows, the search will continue on a rotational basis between the Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska Game and Parks.
A team of search-and-rescue divers and volunteers are planning an extensive search for Oct. 27-28 in and around the river where Taries Price disappeared June 11.
In time for the Fourth of July weekend, service centers at Branched Oak, Pawnee, Platte and Mahoney state parks and recreation areas will open Wednesday for customer service and permit sales.
Over recent days, the search has covered the river from Schramm Park near Gretna to the mouth of the Missouri River south of Bellevue.
Wednesday evening, construction crews plan to shift traffic lanes on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Mahoney State Park exit.
Sarpy County officials said that because of the amount of time Tarie Price has been missing and the heat, they don't think she has survived.
Lincoln remains without 15% of pumping capacity because of five wells taken offline in the flood.
The river surged a year ago, but it's still keeping Drew Wolfe busy on his farm near Schuyler.
Last year, the cabins were largely unaffected by flooding. But this year, in an attempt to prevent that flooding from happening again, water was diverted away from the road, which pushed it back toward the cabins near Fremont.
Other bodies of water that the National Weather Service said it is concerned about the risk of flooding are: the Big Blue River, Wahoo Creek, Salt Creek below Lincoln, Shell Creek and the north fork of the Elkhorn River.
This past week, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved removing river otters from the threatened and endangered species list in Nebraska.
PLATTSMOUTH — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.68 million contract to repair approximately 300 feet of a flood-damaged bank o…