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Postby nebport5 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:30 am

Andrew wrote: If you want an example of where the land is telling people "Don't build here" then look no further than the city of New Orleans.



I love New Orleans dearly, but completely agree.  And while we're on the subject, do to the "engineering" of water in and around the Mississippi delta the flooding in New Orleans was dramatically worse when Katrina hit.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:39 pm

[font=Georgia]Court hands NRD victory on dams[/font]

Omaha World Herald wrote:The ruling turned back an appeal by five Washington County landowners, including William Japp, president of a group fighting larger dams proposed in that county. Japp, who heads the Papio Valley Preservation Association, also is among 10 landowners who sued over a 58-acre lake built to accompany a planned "signature" Omaha city park at 192nd Street and West Dodge Road. One of the largest dams, in Washington County, would flood land owned by Japp and some of the other landowners.
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Postby Brad » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:05 pm

Good!  It would be funny to have "Shadow Lake Town Center" without Shadow lake.  I really hope they get the "big lake" built up by washington.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:42 pm

The 'NRD vs Douglas/Washington Counties' is back in the news:

[font=Georgia]NRD again seeks bond authority for dams[/font]

Omaha World Herald wrote:Marlin Petermann, assistant general manager for the NRD, said five of those dams currently are priorities: a 215-acre reservoir near 180th and Ida Streets; a 47-acre reservoir near 168th Street and Military Avenue; a 75-acre reservoir near 144th Street and Highway 36; an 88-acre reservoir near 126th Street and Cornhusker Road; and a sediment control basin upstream of Lake Zorinksy.

The NRD has lobbied the Legislature in past years for bonding authority, which is the right to incur substantial long-term debt. Winkler told the legislators that the district needs to be able to incur debt to get the work done. A "pay as you go" approach won't work, he said. Douglas and Washington Counties oppose the dam construction plan and bonding authority for the NRD. They are working on a competing plan they say will cost less.
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Postby Brad » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:47 pm

Douglas County Board approves dam study

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1 ... d=10147928

If the study concludes that dams are a bad investment, Douglas County will be in a stronger position to argue for alternative methods of cleaning up waterways and controlling flood waters, he said.

If the study finds that dams are a good idea but developers need to pay more for waterfront land, the public needs to know that, he said.

The study also will analyze the flood-damage estimates that the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District is using to justify its proposal to build up to 29 dams in the metro area. Duda said he thinks the NRD is overestimating the potential damage to property, but wants more than his hunch to take to the public.

The NRD has proposed spending up to $380 million to build up to 29 dams in the Omaha-metro area. Douglas County owes it to taxpayers to seek a second opinion before they are asked to ante up the money, Duda said.
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Postby nativeomahan » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:56 pm

Rather than action, all government seems to be good at is launching another dam(n) study!  lol

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Postby Brad » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:27 pm

Action 3 news just did an interesting story about what a 100 year storm would do the city.  Places like Westgate (manglesons, farmhouse, la Casa) woudl all flood.
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Postby Brad » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:09 pm

Nebraska lawmakers kill NRD dam bill

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2 ... d=10297769

LINCOLN - State lawmakers killed a bill today that would have allowed the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District to issue bonds to pay for dams and other water projects.

Senators voted 25-8 to table Legislative Bill 880 until the last day of the session. That would not leave enough time for the bill to be passed this year.

The vote ends the NRD's fourth attempt to gain bonding authority


We are playing with fire if we don't get these things built!  I bet we see a major flood within in the next decade.
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Postby Asten » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:17 pm

Brad wrote:
We are playing with fire if we don't get these things built!  I bet we see a major flood within in the next decade.


Well, maybe the flood will take care of the fire for us.   :lafcry:




(Sorry, it's been a long week)

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Postby Brad » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:15 pm

That looks about right.  If they already have not, they are extending Cornhusker all the way through there.

Looks like there is another valley and creek to make another lake right next to it.
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Postby windsor » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:46 pm

So from what I am gathering, these dams all over the metro have the green light?  The greater good of the community won out?
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Postby Brad » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:18 pm

A man from the Papio Missouri NRD was on the 4/4 episode of "Grow Omaha"

1 Structure under construction in Sarpy County.
2 Structures are planned in Sapry.
2 Structures planned in in western Douglas County.

Also talked about a water quality issues in the Metro.

As far as the Large Lakes, they went off on a tangent and never got an answer other than "Its been studied"

Also have a lot of trails still in the planning stages, one connecting to the Lied Bridge, one Connecting Boyer chute, also more east west trails including one on Farnam.
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Postby Brad » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:20 am

almighty_tuna wrote:More dam plans


Where can I get some Dam Bait?

This one has been proposed for a while.  I thought there were going to be 2 of them up there.  May be that's why its 15A and not 15?
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Re: NRD sued over West Dodge dam

Postby Brad » Tue May 17, 2016 10:56 pm

eomaha wrote:
From the World Herald...

The crown jewel would be a 1,900-acre lake northwest of Bennington - more than four times larger than Cunningham Lake and similar in size to Branched Oak Lake near Lincoln. The lake would stretch four miles from Washington to Kennard.



Looks like there is some info on page two of this thread, but never see where it was officially rejected. But its definitely not on the map anymore...
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