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North Platte
National Wildlife Refuge


A young girl peers through a glass bottom bucket into the wetland waters at North Platte National Wildlife Refuge.
115 Railway Street
Scottsbluff, NE   69631
E-mail: crescentlake@fws.gov
Phone Number: 308-635-7851
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://crescentlake.fws.gov
A young student investigates plants and animals in a wetland through a glass bottom bucket.
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  History
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Originally, the Refuge included four Bureau of Reclamation irrigation reservoirs which were constructed between 1910 and 1917. Three of these are still part of the Refuge: Lake Minatare, Winters Creek, and Lake Alice. The Little Lake Alice reservoir was removed from the Refuge System in 1961. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by Memorandum of Agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, also assumed management of Stateline Island, a 136-acre diversion project on the North Platte River.

 
 
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