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.
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 9 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting location will be determined soon.
Agendas are posted to the website on the home page, the Quarterly Meetings page and in our Newsroom. We hope to see you there!
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 USGS provides data for streamflow at gage sites throughout the Platte River and its tributaries
USGS developed predictive data for e-coli, phosphorous, atrazine and other contaminants.
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 LPRCA in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) has developed a comprehensive recreation plan for the lower Platte River. The results of this study, as well as maps, figures, goals, and recommendations, can be found on the Platte River Recreation Planning Study section of our website.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has created an interactive Trail Viewer. It includes trails all over Nebraska with the ability to search by surface type, location, and name. It also includes information on trail length, amenities, and street view pictures of the trails.
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.
News & Announcements
- Meghan Sittler on 04/01/2016
Ann on 03/31/2016
The 2016 LPRCA Kayak Tour will be held on June 7th. Registration for this event is now closed, but if you would like to be added to the wait list please contact Meghan Sittler. This year, as part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration, the LPRCA Kayak Tour will be a Find Your Park event! We'd like to thank FYRA Engineering in advance for providing lunch.
First Recreation Public Meeting in Ashland, Tuesday March 22ndMeghan Sittler on 03/21/2016
The first of three public meetings to discuss improving river access, the development of a water trail and other recreational resources is tomorrow, March 22nd at the Ashland Community Resource Center, 1324 Silver Street, Ashland. An open house will begin at 6 p.m. with presentations and discussion to follow at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
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!