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Our Mission

The Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance exists to foster the development and implementation of locally drawn strategies, actions, and practices to protect, enhance, and restore the vitality of the Lower Platte River's resources. 

Welcome to the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance

The Lower Platte River is one of Nebraska's most unique and populous areas of the state. With diversity in natural, cultural, economic and social resources, both opportunities and challenges abound.

With collaboration and participation by the Corridor's residents, stakeholders, and the greater public, the LPRCA can continue to protect, enhance, and restore the wealth of resources. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. We hope you'll spend some time learning about the LPRCA and the Lower Platte River. Thanks for visiting.

Current River Conditions

  • The LPRCA partners with the United States Geologic Survey to provide water quality information in real-time. Find out the current water quality in the Lower Platte River and tributaries!

  • The National Weather Service displays flow conditions at gage sites throughout the Lower Platte River. Click on each gage to find the current river flow data.

  • The USGS provides data for streamflow at gage sites throughout the Platte River and its tributaries

  • A cooperative project between renowned photographer Michael Forsberg and the University of Nebraska Nebrasaka Educational Television providing timelapse images for points throughout the entire Platte River Basin.

LPRCA Quarterly Meetings

The LPRCA holds meetings quarterly. The meetings are open to the public and we always welcome and encourage the many and diverse stakeholders of the Lower Platte River Corridor to attend. We also encourage individuals to contact us with a discussion item or presentation that they would like considered for placement on our agenda.

The next Quarterly Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00 a.m.. The meeting will be held by Nebraska Game and Parks, location TBD. Agendas are posted to the website on the home page, the Quarterly Meetings page and in our Newsroom. We hope to see you there!

News & Announcements

  • Add your name to the Wait List for the LPRCA Kayak Tour

    The 2015 Kayak Tour registration is now full but please follow the link to our Kayak Tour page by clicking on this announcement's headline. You can still complete the registration form and you will be added to our wait list. You may also contact Meghan Sittler at msittler@lpsnrd.org directly. We will notify you as soon as a spot becomes available! We will also notify you of any future LPRCA kayak outings later this year and next! Thanks for your interest in the LPRCA! We hope to see you paddling the Platte with us in the future!

  • LPRCA Kayak Tour Registration Begins May 5th

    Registration for the LPRCA Kayak Tour begins at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 5th. You can find the on-line registration and event information by clicking on the headline of this announcement. Hope to see you paddling the Platte with us!

  • Draft Lower Platte River Recreation Master Plan available for public comment

    The LPRCA is encouraging public review and comment on the DRAFT Lower Platte River Recreation Master Plan through May 8, 2015. The plan was developed jointly by the LPRCA, United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Platte River Update

The LPRCA produces a biannual newsletter, Platte River Update. The current and past editions can be found in our Publications and Resources portion of this site. If you would like to receive a print copy, please provide your contact information through the "Get Our Newsletter" link at the very top of this page or in the "What You Can Do" Section of the site. If you would like to submit an article please contact the LPRCA directly!