Welcome to the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance

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. The Lower Platte River is one of Nebraska's most unique and also one of the most 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. 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 5th 9:00 a.m.. Location information and a draft agenda are coming 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!

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.


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!

News & Announcements

  • DRAFT Water Quality Management Plan for the Lower Platte River Corridor

    The DRAFT Water Quality Management Plan for the Lower Platte River Corridor is now available! The draft has not been approved by the NDEQ. A final draft will be posted when the Plan has been approved.

  • 2014 Water Quality Open Registration!

    Registration for the 17th Annual LPRCA Water Quality Open starts tomorrow, July 10th! Registration will be available on-line or through completing the registration form that can be found on our Water Quality Open page. Information about sponsoring this year's Open is also available. Please contact the LPRCA with any questions and we hope to see you out there!

  • NRD Closes Access Areas through Monday

    Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has closed access areas on the Elkhorn and Platte due to high water conditions.

  • NDEQ 2014 Water Quality Integrated Report Available

  • Plattsmouth to Host Celebration for 300 year Anniversary of Discovery of Platte River

    The city of Plattsmouth is hosting events on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday June 22nd to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the discovery of the Platte River which occurred on June 16, 1714. Saturday's events include fun activities and displays at the Cass County Museum in Plattsmouth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday's events include exhibits and food at Schilling Wildlife Management Area from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a program being held at 6:00 p.m. Senator Mike Johanns, a representative from the Otoe of the Platte and the French Consul will make speeches at that time. All events are open to the public. More information can be found by following the link to The Journal's calendar of events.

  • Plattsmouth to buy Castaway Development site

  • NGPC asks campers asked to use local firewood

    NGPC asks for help from campers in preventing spread of emerald ash borer by using local firewoood

  • Platte River Timelapse Project Captures Unlikely Lightning Image

    The Weather Channel features the image taken by a Platte Basin Timelapse camera on the Lied Platte River Pedestrian Bridge near South Bend. Mike Forsberg describes the image and the PBT effort

  • Like us on Facebook!!!

    The LPRCA finally has a Facebook page! Please visit our new Facebook page and take a look around. We will continue to grow it's contents and provide updates as time goes on. We are continually trying to find new ways to reach out and connect to new and existing friends of the Platte! We hope this page will serve as one of many ways of accomplishing our mission to protect, enhance, and restore the vitality of the Lower Platte River's resources.

  • Kayak Tour Registration Begins April 30th

    At 9:00 AM Wednesday April 30th registration for the 2014 LPRCA Kayak Tour Begins. Register early! Space is limited and fills up quickly! Look on the Events page to locate the registration form. Registration is limited to 2 people per public, business, or organization.