LINCOLN, Neb. – Water levels in Arnold Lake and Victoria Springs Lake are being lowered in preparation for rehabilitation projects that will improve fishing.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Aquatic Habitat Program began planning for these Custer County lake projects in 2010. Outlet structures on both lakes need replacement. Years of siltation have resulted in shallow water choked with excessive aquatic vegetation and algae that harmed fishing.
Rehabilitation efforts also will include excavation of sediments to deepen the lakes, and restocking of fish. Underwater fish habitat such as brush piles, gravel shoals and spawning areas will be installed. Angler access will be improved by reshaping shorelines and installation of handicap-accessible fishing pads and new boat ramps.
Funding is provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Sport Fish Restoration and the Aquatic Habitat Fund.