The sand and gravel aggregate, as exposed here is excellent material for highway construction. The abundance of construction material near the surface and the relatively high water table have been used to advantage by the Nebraska Department of Roads in creating approximately 100 borrow pit lakes adjacent to Interstate 80. The water has been exposed by the excavation of the pits and gradually moves through them and the subsurface. These lakes vary in size from three acres to 50 acres and are normally 15 feet deep.
The Chain - O - Lakes has been developed by the Department of Roads in conjunction with rest areas and highway landscaping and by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in conjunction with road ranches, camping areas, recreation areas, hunting and fishing.
|Placed By||Nebraska Department of Roads|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 268525 N 4554281|
|Decimal Degrees||41.10685000, -101.75663333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 6.411', W 101° 45.398'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 6' 24.66" N, 101° 45' 23.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 849-899 Rd West 80, Ogallala NE 69153, US|
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