SUTHERLAND, Neb. (AP)
— Nebraska Public Power District is helping keep open some Sutherland
Reservoir areas that had been closed to the public.
Kirk Nelson is
west regional manager of the parks division for the Nebraska Game and
Parks Commission, and he says the state recreation area is operating as
The recreation area was among about 30 across Nebraska
that closed Sept. 16 as part of a plan by Nebraska Game and Parks to
reduce more than $30 million worth of backlogged maintenance.
Under the closure, no camping or entrance to buildings was allowed at the Sutherland Reservoir.
NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says the utility owns the reservoir, "and we felt that it should remain open to the public."
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