DIXON COUNTY – Beginning Monday, July 8 a reservoir in northeast Nebraska will begin to drop.
According to a release from the Nebraska Game & Parks, the Powder Creek Reservoir in Dixon County will look to restructure the lake’s fish population.
The fishery has been dominated by small panfish in recent years. A drawdown to reduce the lake volume by 40% will crowd predator and prey species. The desired effect is higher predation on panfish, a reduction in the panfish population, and, in the near future, faster growing and larger fish.
Another product of the drawdown is the promotion of emergent vegetation growth along the lake edges, which should benefit the largemouth bass population.
The boat ramp likely will be unusable during the drawdown period. The lake will be allowed to refill in mid-September, and supplemental stocking of bass and walleye will take place in October.
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