TECUMSEH – The Nemaha Natural Resource District’s annual report for 2016 highlights progress on the Duck Creek recreational area.
Discussions on watershed controls to reduce flooding and sedimentation of the Peru Bottoms date back to the 1960s and the NRD completed its first dam on Buck Creek in 2012.
Recreational components constructed this year include 7,600 feet of rocked park road and 28 RV pads.
Picnic shelters, playground equipment and restrooms will be installed by the fall of 2017. An official opening is planned for the 2018 recreation season.
The NRD report also shows an increase in use of its four public recreation areas. Annual permits issued rose by 300 since 2012 for a total of 1,161 last year.