Platte River Ice Jam Agreement
Each winter and spring, the Lower Platte North NRD and its partners in the Platte River Ice Jam Agreement closely monitor conditions on the Lower Platte River so that ice jams can be dealt with in a timely manner to prevent flood damage.
The group primarily focuses on the stretch of river from south of Fremont to Plattsmouth. In addition to the Lower Platte North NRD, the Ice Jam Agreement includes the Papio-Missouri River and Lower Platte South NRDs and Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders counties.
Each partner contributes to a reserve fund to help deal with potential ice jams. When conditions warrant, the reserve fund is used to hire licensed explosive contractors to blast jams loose.
The NRD is also a partner in the Western Sarpy-Clear Creek Levee Project, which has extended and filled gaps in the levee system that protects Thomas Lakes, the Ashland National Guard Camp, the Lincoln well field, and more.