National Wildlife Refuge
|3720 Rivers Way
Ft. Calhoun, NE 68023
Phone Number: 402-468-4313
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|Wildflowers in bloom on a restored native prairie at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge.|
Continued . . . Between 1820 and 1937, natural meandering of the river moved it 3 miles eastward from Lewis and Clark's "Council Bluff" to its present location.
The area now administered by Boyer Chute NWR was originally an island of sand and sediment deposited into the Missouri from the Boyer River. Gradually, the Missouri River eroded a channel (chute) through the sediment. Boyer Chute and the Boyer River were named for a settler who hunted and trapped in the watershed before the time of Lewis and Clark.
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