About Medicine Creek Reservoir
Medicine Creek Reservoir has 1,800 surface acres of water and is rated by many visitors as one of Nebraska's loveliest recreation spots. Medicine Creek State Recreation Area and wildlife lands encompass some 8,500 acres of public land and water. The dam on Medicine Creek is a zoned, earth-filled structure 165 feet high and 5,665 feet long. At the top conservation pool, the lake covers 1,850 surface acres, with 29 miles of shoreline. Completed in 1949, the dam is 30 feet across top and 840 feet thick at the base. Water stored irrigates some 16, 630 acres of land.