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Rainbow trout stockings in progress

March 30, 2019

Nebraska Game and Parks is beginning to stock lakes with rainbow trout. The Calamus Fish Hatchery stocked 2,500 10-inch trout at CenturyLink Lake at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park and 1,500 trout at Weeping Water pond on March 25.

Pawnee Park is schedule to be stocked with trout today.

Scheduled trout stockings across Nebraska may be delayed because of inclement weather and the widespread flooding from two weeks ago. An updated schedule will be provided when conditions improve.

For more information, vist outdoornebraska.gov/fishstockingreports.

Game and parks working to assess state parks

While most state park areas across the state are open, some state parks, state historical parks, state recreation areas and wildlife management areas located along rivers and streams in eastern and central Nebraska remained temporarily closed following recent flooding.

Game and Parks staff have been working diligently to assess the damage and develop recovery plans for affected areas. A list of parks that are closed, partially closed or accessible only by alternate route is available on the Commission’s website at OutdoorNebraska.org/weatherclosures. Visitors to the page will also find a list of park areas unaffected by flooding.

Staff have been proactively assessing conditions at state park and recreation areas. Safety and the serviceability of the facilities is the agency’s main priority before access to temporarily closed areas will be allowed. Game and Parks is optimistic that portions of affected areas will be open in the near future.