Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


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Gersib, RA., K.E Dinan, J.D. Kauffeld, MD. Onnen, P. J. Gabig, J.E. Cornely, G.E. Jasmer, J.M. Hyland, K. J. Strom. 1992. Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Implementation Plan. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, NE. 56 PP.


Nebraska's Rainwater Basin (RWB) wetland area is identified by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) as a waterfowl habitat area of major concern in North America. The Rainwater Basin area is recognized as the focal point of a spring migration corridor used by millions of ducks and geese annually (Figure 1). This migration corridor is shaped like an hourglass, with the Rainwater Basin and Central Platte River located at the constriction.