Rainwater Basins and Playas: Same But Different

Learn How and Why on Playa Country Radio


A 21-county area of south central Nebraska is home to thousands of rainwater basins, which are identical in function to the playas of the southern plains, but formed by different natural forces. In addition, these basins hold water longer than the playas to the south, providing lush plant and invertebrate life for migratory birds on their way north in late-winter to nest. Listen to the latest episodes of Playa Country, a 4½-minute weekly radio show, to learn more about conservation easements or visit the Playa Country webpage to learn about other topics.