After 6 months, a central Nebraska pond reopens to anglers, restocked with fish

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A popular Nebraska fishing spot is once again open to anglers looking to hook rainbow trout.

The Gracie Creek Pond rehabilitation project is nearing completion.

The pond, near Burwell, closed in May so the state could restore the recreation area after the 2019 floods.

The flooding caused a sediment buildup, decreasing the size and depth of the pond.  Work over the summer restored the body of water to its original state.

As part of the project, a sediment trap was put in place to prevent excess deposits.

About 1,500 10-inch rainbow trout will be stocked Monday and Tuesday.

Funding for the project was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Aquatic Habitat Fund.

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