Inspections Show no Damage to Dams Near Nebraska Quake

October 15, 2010

Seven dams near the epicenter of an earthquake in September that rattled four central Nebraska counties appear to have escaped damage.

A statement on the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s website says initial results of an inspection of those dams showed no damage.

NRD officials had expressed concern that the Sept. 26 quake may have damaged the dams between Cozad and Lexington.

The U.S. Geological Survey has said the quake had a magnitude of 3.0, with the epicenter 6 miles southwest of Oconto in southern Custer County. It also could be felt in Dawson, Gosper and Lincoln counties.

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