The Army Corps of Engineers will carve out a backwater along the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska to provide habitat for an endangered fish and other wildlife.
The $3.56 million project will create 55 acres of shallow water habitat for the endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish and wildlife.
Glovers Point Bend, as it is known, is in Thurston County on land belonging to the Winnebago Tribe.
The project is being undertaken to compensate for habitat that was lost when the Missouri was straightened and stabilized to make it easier for barge traffic and other uses.
Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa, will do the bulk of the work in 2014.
The corps is required to create habitat as part of an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.