descriptions and directions
MidAmerican Energy Ponds - Pottawattamie County
GPS Coordinates: 41.1870329, -95.82655
Management: Private (see directions for access)
Directions: South of Council Bluffs. Access is now unavailable and only the NORTH pond can be viewed from outside the complex.
SOUTH POND, viewable only from on site: Access unavailable. NORTH POND, viewing from public road, permission not needed: Take Hwy. 370 east off I-29 (Bellevue exit), crossing over the interstate. Take the first left (L-31/195th), a gravel road going north along the interstate. Follow this 2.75 miles to your first left, Basswood Ave., a dead-end road. Follow Basswood west just back over the interstate, and park along the shoulder.
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for MidAmerican Energy Ponds