Transcript for A New Horizon, segment 06 of 13
The Nebraska-Kansas Project's office headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, manages facilities that deliver water to more than three hundred thousand acres of farmland, provide water for municipal use, and provide water for recreation and fish and wildlife habitat. This office oversees facilities in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. The Nebraska facilities provide water to over fifty thousand acres of farmland along the Frenchman and Republican Rivers. In Kansas, water is stored and delivered to farmland totaling one hundred fifty thousand acres.
The Nebraska-Kansas Project's office also oversees the North Loup Project with the region's newest facility, Calamus Dam near Burwell, Nebraska. Calamus and Davis Creek Dam and Reservoir currently under construction will supply irrigation water to farmland in the Loup Valley. Calamas has already become an important recreation site for area residents.