Temporary campfire ban in place at Sutherland Reservoir, Lake Maloney

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The temporary ban is being put into effect as extreme fire conditions impact much of the state,...
The temporary ban is being put into effect as extreme fire conditions impact much of the state, including the areas around Sutherland Reservoir and Lake Maloney.(Melanie Standiford)
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 9:42 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is putting a temporary campfire ban in place, effective immediately, at both the Sutherland Reservoir and Lake Maloney.

The temporary ban is being put into effect as extreme fire conditions impact much of the state, including the areas around Sutherland Reservoir and Lake Maloney. This is being done in conjunction with the Nebraska Game and Parks, which announced temporary campfire bans at state parks in central and western Nebraska.

“NPPD water resources provide a great area for visitors to enjoy recreational activities, but it is important that people be allowed to do so in a safe manner. We will continue working with state and local officials to monitor the conditions in both areas and the ban will be lifted when the fire risk has diminished.”

NPPD Land Management Coordinator Brian Hope

Visitors will still be allowed to use grills at both locations but are asked to refrain from making campfires until the temporary ban has been lifted. Signs will be posted near camping areas with fire rings notifying people that the temporary ban is in effect.

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