City of Lincoln
2009 Media Releases
The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct routine maintenance and emergency repairs to the water supply intake system at Bowling Lake. Bowling Lake receives water through a pump system from nearby Oak Creek, and that system has been temporarily shut down. This will likely result in reduced lake levels due to evaporation but will not affect the existing fish population or fishing activities.
The repair work involves a special filter screen that prevents undesirable fish from entering the lake. The screen was recently damaged and will be replaced. The screen was installed as part of the recently completed Bowling Lake restoration project, which also included upgrades to the existing pump and intake system.
It is anticipated that repairs to the pumping system will be completed and the pump reactivated in August. The lake will then be returned to its normal operating level. Routine maintenance work is planned to avoid interfering with the pumping schedules.