NORFOLK – Last summer much of northeast Nebraska was covered by a low-flying helicopter documenting information, the final report will be announced during an upcoming Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) meeting.
The helicopter had a large “spider web” array of scientific equipment which was towed about 100 feet below. During the Thursday, July 13 LENRD meeting, the final reports will be available. The meeting will take place in the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk at 7 p.m.
The equipment helped to map geologic structures beneath the earth. Flights were conducted over eight counties which included: Cedar, Cuming, Dixon, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton, and Wayne. The helicopter flew lines spaced approximately 3 miles apart over most of the area.
There will be technicians from Aqua-Geo Frameworks, LLC, present to bring forward the information discovered during the exploration of the aquifers, which are hundreds of feet below the land surface.
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District was able to plan these flights with grant assistance from the Nebraska Water Sustainability Fund.
For more information, visit the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA) website at www.enwra.org under the “2016 AEM Flights” tab. You can also contact the LENRD Norfolk Office at 402-371-7313.