- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - State and local officials are set to break ground on a new flood-control reservoir and recreational lake on the northwest edge of Omaha.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1gXMyJ5) that representatives of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, city of Omaha and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will attend the groundbreaking at 1 p.m. Thursday just west of 168th and Fort Streets.

The 220-acre lake, surrounded by 475 acres of public park land, will extend northwest from 168th and Fort streets to just south of State Street.

Officials say the project will be completed in late 2016 and will be managed by the city of Omaha. It will have a boat ramp, a hiking and biking trail and picnic areas.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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