Ducks Unlimited conducting Platte River restoration and enhancement

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Ducks Unlimited is restoring and enhancing several tracts along the Platte River in Nebraska thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Ducks Unlimited Regional Biologist Jonas Davis explains the restoration and enhancement process.

"What we do is go in, in these flood plain areas, and actually excavate down to ground water. And try to restore that hydrology to these back water areas and channels that run adjacent to the actual Platte River. And what that entails is restoring that water, as well as removing some invasive species, and establishing some grass on habitat as well.

Davis says engineers will go out and conduct topographic surveys this fall for Bassway Strip, Dogwood, Blue Hole, and Martin's Reach Wildlife Management Areas.

Planning and permitting is expected to take place over the winter and spring.

Davis is hopeful dirt can be removed this summer.

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