The Cranes

  Every spring, 80% of the world’s Sandhill cranes stop in central Nebraska as they migrate north to their summer home. They arrive as early as Valentines Day and remain in the area for five to six weeks. This traditional timepiece has taken place for millions of years. The Platte River, which runs west to …

Farms and Ranches

  There are many farms and ranches in Nebraska. All of them need WATER and lots of it. Most are fed by groundwater but even those are stakeholders of the river. Corn is the primary crop but a thirsty plant. It’s end-use is vast, going well beyond a cob of corn for humans. Soybeans are eaten …