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Flood Warnings issued after heavy rainfall

Posted at 11:33 AM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 12:33:07-05

Recent rainfall is causing area waterways to rise.

Twenty-four-hour precipitation reports, ending at 7 a.m. on Monday:

  • Offutt Air Force Base: 2.25
  • Valley NWS Office: 2.62
  • Ashland: 2.65
  • Red Oak, Iowa: 2.33

Officials at the National Weather Service Omaha office say this month ranks as the second wettest December on record. 

 

 

Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued the following Flood Warnings:

Salt Creek at Ashland
Until late Tuesday night or until the warning is canceled
Flood stage is 16 feet
Forecast: The river is forecast to have a maximum value of 17.5 feet this evening.
Impact: At 18 feet, the Silver Street bridge closes to traffic

Missouri River at Plattsmouth
From Tuesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon, or until the warning is canceled
At 9 a.m. Monday, the stage was 20.8, or 5.2 feet below flood stage.
Flood stage is 26 feet.
Minor flooding is forecast.
Impact: At 28 feet, the Water Treatment Plant road floods

Missouri River at Brownville, affecting Atchison and Nemaha counties
Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity.
From this afternoon to Friday evening, or until the warning is canceled.
At 9:15 a.m. Monday, the stage was 31.9 feet, or 1.1 feet below flood stage.
Flood stage is 33 feet.
Moderate flooding is forecast.
Forecast: Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to rise to near 40 feet by early Wednesday afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by early Friday afternoon.
Impact: At 39.5 feet, the access road to the power plant begins flooding.

Missouri River at Nebraska City, affecting Fremont and Otoe counties
Missouri River at Rulo, affecting Holt and Richardson counties

At 9:45 a.m. Monday, the stage was 19.2 feet, or 2.2 feet above flood stage.
Flood stage is 17 feet.
Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
Forecast: The river will continue rising to near 23.9 feet by Wednesday evening. The river will fall below flood stage Friday afternoon.
Impact: At 21 feet, several riverfront cabins along the Nebraska side begin to flood.

Missouri River at Nebraska City, affecting Fremont and Otoe counties
Missouri River at Rulo, affecting Holt and Richardson counties

From Tuesday morning to Thursday evening, or until the warning is canceled.
At 9 a.m. Monday, the stage was 14.2 feet, or 3.8 feet below flood stage.
Flood stage is 18 feet
Minor flooding is forecast
Forecast: Rise above flood stage by tomorrow morning and continue to rise to near 21.8 feet by Wednesday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Thursday afternoon.

West Nishnabotna River at Hancock, affecting Pottawattamie County
West Nishnabotna River at Randolph, affecting Fremont County
East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak, affecting Montgomery County
Nishnabotna River near Hamburg, affecting Fremont County
Nodaway River at Clarinda, affecting Page County

From this afternoon to Tuesday evening, or until the warning is canceled.
At 8 a.m. Monday, the stage was 10.4 feet, or 3.6 feet below flood stage.
Flood stage is 14 feet.
Minor flooding is forecast
Forecast: Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to rise to near 17.3 feet by this evening. The river will fall below flood stage by after midnight tomorrow.
Impact: At 16 feet, the approach to the gage floods from the left bank.