The Cranes

    Every spring, 80% of the world’s Sandhill cranes stop in central Nebraska USA as they migrate north to their summer home. This tradition has taken place for millions of years. The Platte River is perfect for this majestic bird to rest, strengthen, and energize before they continue their journey. The cranes arrive as …

Farms and Ranches

  There are many farms and ranches in Nebraska. All of them need WATER; lots of it. And while most of them are fed by groundwater, they too are stakeholders to the river. Corn is the primary crop but it’s a thirsty plant. It’s end-use is vast, going well beyond a cob of corn for humans. …

The Dam and Lakes

“When snow softens in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, water flows northeast and southeast respectively. Splashing and falling forward, humble threads of water flail and weave over rugged bolts of land… Resilient water pushes torpid to Nebraska, flowing from two tributaries via two neighboring states of America. The North Platte and the South Platte rivers …

Small Town Nebraska USA

Between Grand Island and North Platte, the river runs parallel to I-80 and occasionally zigzags under it. Along the way, there are many small towns, which still have a main street USA, an original movie theater, brick streets, and plenty of friendly people. Seems the smaller the town the friendlier folks are…. Be sure to …