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The Niobrara River Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was created to transfer Spencer Dam and associated water rights from NPPD to the Natural Resources Districts and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. This will allow for protection of all existing uses and ensure a sustainable balance between existing and future demands. This transfer will maintain the functioning river system and protect all water users including fish, wildlife, recreation, agriculture and domestic uses.

Biological gem at the crossroads of the Great Plains : The Nature Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve is one of the largest Conservancy preserves in the U.S., and a model for grassland management using bison, cattle and fire. It encompasses majestic pine-clad canyons, extensive grasslands, and a 25-mile stretch of the Niobrara River. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the preserve year-round, and of special interest is the bison herd grazing in the vast open prairie.

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