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Historic River Flooding

Flooding concerns will continue into next week
Posted at 12:43 AM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 01:43:48-04

The combination of rain, warmer temperatures and snow melt are causing rivers, creeks and streams to rise to levels that we've never experienced before and some of the historic levels that we are breaking date back to 2011, 1996-97 and even early 1960s.

The main rivers being impacted are the Loup, Platte, Elkhorn, Niobrara, Big Blue, Little Sioux, Maple, Boyer, West and East Nishnabotna, Nodaway, Missouri River and the Logan and Pebble creeks.

Along the Missouri River, the towns of Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, and Brownville are now experiencing record water levels. Leshara, Louisville and Ashland also hit record levels along the Platte River. The river levels have also risen to historic levels along the Elkhorn River near Winslow and Waterloo. I've added more detailed river level information that we've received from the USGS on the record levels along the Missouri and Platte rivers.

Ice jams will continue to cause more concerns in the coming days and several more rivers will likely reach major or historic levels.