By Jeff Kurrus
In the April edition of Nebraskaland Magazine, readers will have the opportunity to peruse Eric Fowler’s “Built for Fish,” an article on the newly built Lake Wanahoo. Anytime I read a similar story, I am fascinated by the amount of work it takes to accomplish a project as large as this. And it’s more than building a lake for fishing: it’s designing a lake in a way that extends its life as a quality fishery; having regulations that will provide my grandchildren a place to catch fish; knowing the nature of those who simply want a walking trail around a beautiful place such as this; and having an overall sense of how a recreation destination should be built and managed.
Creative projects are always a place to learn a bit more than you knew before. And I’m sure there will be a ton that will be learned from Wanahoo if and when another opportunity presents itself to build a vacation destination in the future. But I’d also have to say that after reading Fowler’s story, a lot has been learned in years prior that added to the construction of Wanahoo. Because as an outsider looking in, I can’t find a whole lot of things I’d change about this beautiful and exciting area.