The Dam and Lakes

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Water from the North Platte River forms the largest lake in Nebraska. In summer, there is a busy world of outdoor recreation.

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The lake is created by an earthen dam—engineered to provide hydropower and irrigation—downstream.

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Despite any bad press you might hear about dams, there are many positive things going on here.

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We will “visit” in summer via testimony in Lincoln but our story takes place in winter. th_seagulls-coots-eagels-lake-og-feb-2017-pm-jamie-vesay-trd-wm-img_3143-version-2

Winter attracts many birds, including seagulls (yes, seagulls), ducks, geese, and bald eagles—which will be additional metaphorical fabric for our story.

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The Dam and the Lakes are characters and key locations. The cold land and frozen waterscape is a solemn place for our isolated, on-his-own main character.

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 Words and photos copyrighted Jamie Vesay. Thank you.

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