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Maintenance work will close off popular fishing area temporarily

April 8, 2019

At Sutherland Reservoir

Sutherland, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District will be closing off a popular fishing area at Sutherland Reservoir for a three to four week period beginning this week to conduct routine inspection and maintenance.  

The area that will be closed off is the circulating water discharge structure, know to local anglers as the “outfall structure.”  Heavy equipment will be moved into the area for the work. No trespassing signage and barricades will be posted in the area this week for safety purposes.

The public is asked to stay out of this area at all times for safety reasons while work is being conducted. Other fishing areas at Sutherland Reservoir will remain open for the public.

Doing this work will also coincide with an upcoming maintenance outage at Gerald Gentleman Station and water that normally cascades through the outfall structure will be stopped temporarily.