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Committee talks Oliver Reservoir improvements


Scott Brandt first saw the Oliver Reservoir 32 years ago, and he believes the changes being made to how the lake is run will hopefully restore its former glory.

“I came to Kimball 32 years ago…32 years ago was the most vibrant I’ve seen this lake,” he said. “I was amazed. The whole community was involved, young folks to everybody. Everybody took pride in it and it was something everybody got involved in.”

Brandt, a Nebraska game and parks officer, sees the South Platte Natural Resources District taking over the management of the lake as a step in that direction.

“I’m pretty...

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