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New Reservoir Named For Chief Of Omaha Tribe

Jun 12, 2020

A portrait of Chief Big Elk painted in 1844

A new flood mitigation reservoir in Nebraska is being named Big Elk Lake in honor of Chief Big Elk, a leader of the Omaha tribe. Directors of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board announced the unanimous decision Thursday. The board says in a news release that Big Elk played an important role in Sarpy County history.