Formed by Kingsley Dam, Lake McConaughy is one of the largest reservoirs on the North Platte River. Built as a hydro-irrigation project for the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID), Lake McConaughy is 22 miles long and 4 miles wide. Its water is diverted into the supply canal, directed through several lakes, hydroelectric plants, and an irrigation system during irrigation season and back to the Platte River during non-irrigation season. This camera shows the tower structure used to release water from the lake. Lake McConaughy is also a popular fishing and boating lake, with most tourists visiting from Colorado.