The lake mapping program was developed as a cooperative initiative between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to provide detailed survey information on Nebraska's lakes and reservoirs. Each year a list of proposed lakes and reservoirs is submitted by biologists across the state and reviewed by a committee to determine the lakes of highest priority. A number of factors are taken into consideration including Aquatic Habitat Projects, lake conditions, fish communities, and angler use. The overall goal of the program is to provide fisheries managers with detailed information to be used in management and monitoring of Nebraska's lakes. Detailed bathymetric lake maps are also produced and made available to the public on the NGPC web site.
There are no restrictions on the use and distribution of data provided in this map or service. Information displayed on this map is furnished as a public service by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and is intended to be used for reference only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data provided. However, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission makes no warranties either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this data for any use other than display. Furthermore, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission assumes no liability for the use or misuse of the information contained in this map or service.