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Areas of gain and loss along the Platte River, central Nebraska, spring 1999

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4065

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Abstract

In an effort to protect endangered and other wildlife species, the governors of Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior signed an agreement in 1997 (Platte River Endangered Species Partnership, 1997) to initiate the development of a basin-wide habitat recovery program for the central reaches of the Platte River in Nebraska.  This agreement recognizes the need to maintatin minimal flows in the central reaches of the Platte River.  An understanding of the surgace-water and ground-water intetaction along the central reaches of the Platte River is critical to deliver water to the targeted habitat areas.  Therefore, a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was conducted to determine qualitatively the areas of gain and loss along the central Platte River between Gothenburg and Silver Creek, Nebraska (fig. 1).  The purpose of this report is to present the results of the study.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Areas of gain and loss along the Platte River, central Nebraska, spring 1999
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2000-4065
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
1 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Nebraska
Other Geospatial:
Platte River
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N