Maskenthine Lake opened today. It has been closed since Monday, June 16th when a tornado ripped through the area and destroyed the NRD headquarters there. Recreation Area Superintendent, Leonard Boryca, lost his home and everything he ever owned. The Lower Elkhorn NRD also lost its Tree Distribution Center, the shop, the machine shed, the tree nursery, the vehicles, and all of their equipment. Much of what was in storage there was also lost. It will take time to recover from the devastation across the area. We thank the public for their patience during this difficult time.