Water from the North Platte River forms the largest lake in Nebraska. In summer, there is a busy world of outdoor recreation.
The lake is created by an earthen dam—engineered to provide hydropower and irrigation—downstream.
Despite any bad press you might hear about dams, there are many positive things going on here.
Although we will “visit” in summer via a water district testimony in Lincoln, our story takes place in winter. The cold land and frozen waterscape is better for cinematography to capture a solemn place for our isolated, on-his-own main character.
Winter attracts many birds, including seagulls (yes, seagulls), ducks, geese, and bald eagles—which will be additional metaphorical fabric for our story.
The Dam and the Lakes are characters and key locations.
Words and photos copyrighted Jamie Vesay. Thank you.