Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Jacob Misener

Contrary to earlier media reports, nearby Oliver Reservoir to remain open


Jacob Misener

Maintenance costs have led to the closing of several state recreational areas.

An agreement between the South Platte Natural Resources District and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will spare the nearby Oliver Reservoir from being closed as part of a cost-cutting measure by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

“There are a few details that need to be taken care of as we modify the mutual agreement,” says SPNRD General Manager Rod Horn. But we’re happy they have been receptive to the plan.

For many years, Game and Parks has leased the Oliver Reservoir from the district, which has held ownership of the former irrigation impoundment since the late 1970s....

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