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2005 Stormwater Bond Issue Projects: Holmes Lake Tributary Assessment

Holmes Lake Watershed Geomorphic Assessment

Project Description

The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the stream reaches in the Holmes Lake Watershed (see map) in regards to stream stability, stream bank erosion and water quality concerns. As part of this assessment, future projects will be identified and prioritized to assist in addressing stream stability, stream bank erosion, and water quality concerns. Holmes Lake is approximately a 110-acre reservoir and has a drainage area of approximately 5.4 square miles. Over the years, Holmes Lake has become a major recreational center for the citizens of Lincoln and an asset to the community. A major project was completed in July 2005 to renovate the Holmes Lake and improve the water quality. The current project is an ongoing proactive effort to ensure that the pollutants reaching Holmes Lake will be reduced and that it remains an asset to the community for a long time to come.

Project Benefits

Stormwater runoff from residential areas can potentially carry pollutants such as fluids from automobiles, excess fertilizer, sediment from construction activity or stream bank erosion and other pollutants. These pollutants may be carried into the streams and eventually deposited into Holmes Lake. This project will identify locations of potential projects to reduce the pollutants carried to Holmes Lake.

What to Expect

Surveyors and field personnel will be on site collecting data. The data collected by the surveyors will be confined to the stream reaches and road crossings over the streams.

Open House

Two Open House meetings to discuss the project will be scheduled and property owners adjacent to the streams in the study area will be invited to attend. The Open Houses are tentatively scheduled for winter and spring of 2007.


Field Survey/Field Visits
November 2006 - February 2007
Final Report
April 2007

Contact Us

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the City of Lincoln Public Works & Utilities Project Manager, Ed Kouma, PE at 402.441.7018 or

City of Lincoln JEO Consulting Group Lower Platte South Natural Resources District

Acrobat (PDF) Version of Fact Sheet (469 K) Acrobat Document


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