Plans Rejected for Thayer County Dam Project


DAVENPORT, Neb. (AP) -- Members of a Little Blue Natural Resources District committee have rejected plans for a dam north of Davenport in southern Nebraska's Thayer County.

Tuesday's vote was 6-2 against the proposal.

The Little Blue board of directors last fall OK'd a re-evaluation of a project envisioned more than 30 years ago.

The primary plan called for a reservoir with a surface area around 620 acres at a cost of $23.2 million. Its benefits would have included groundwater recharge, flood control and recreation.

A smaller dam, about one-third of that size and without recreation uses, had also been proposed. Its projected cost was $11.8 million.

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