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Crews repair Union Dike near Valley

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 18:28:55-04

DODGE COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) -- — The flooding has stopped but the dangers are still present; crews are working hard to put a stop to any further damage.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Papio NRD work to fix the large breach in the Union Dike. 10 days ago, high and fast-moving waters erode the dike about 7 and a half miles north of Valley. It's since been repaired so no more water is getting through.

"All these breaches are very important to get fixed because if we don't fix the breaches every time we get a high-water event it's just going to continue to flood so that's our main priority now is to get all those breaches fixed. I know the corps has a bunch of them too," said John Winkler with the Papio NRD.

They anticipate continuing to fix the dike at least this week and maybe into next week. Also, precipitation is a concern throughout the weekend.