Final Sediment Augmentation Pilot Study Report

A Sediment Augmentation Experiment Alternatives Screening Study (Screening Study) was conducted to evaluate alternatives to reduce the approximately 150,000-ton/year average annual sediment deficit in the Platte River reach between Lexington and Odessa, Nebraska. The Screening Study recommended that a Pilot Study be conducted to evaluate the means and methods of sediment augmentation as a way to reduce uncertainties associated with full-scale implementation.

Implementation of the Whooping Crane Monitoring Protocol--Spring 2023 Final Report

The Executive Director’s Office (EDO) of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (“Program” or “PRRIP”) enumerated and monitored whooping cranes during the spring 2023 migration using daily systematic aerial surveys along PRRIP’s Associated Habitat Reach on the central Platte River from Lexington to Chapman, Nebraska. Results from this monitoring effort are summarized in this report.