Nebraska sees flood alerts as Colorado flood waters move across state

Posted on September 23, 2013 By

Flood waters arrived in Nebraska from Colorado on Sept. 17, and are scheduled to flow through Nebraska for the next several days. The National Weather Service is predicting flooding as far east as Kearney, Nebraska, during the next few days, with updates to the river forecast likely. The peak flow at the Fort Morgan, Colorado, streamgage was approximately 50,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) but has lessened to about 18,000 cfs at the streamgage at Roscoe, Nebraska.

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1108 AM CDT MON SEP 23 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEBRASKA

  ~SOUTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR ROSCOE AFFECTING DEUEL AND KEITH COUNTIES.
  ~SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT NORTH PLATTE AFFECTING LINCOLN COUNTY.
 ~ PLATTE RIVER AT BRADY NORTH CHANNEL AFFECTING LINCOLN COUNTY.

FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER FROM THE
NEBRASKA/COLORADO BORDER INTO THE PLATTE RIVER THROUGH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY FALL
OVER THE NEXT WEEK. HOWEVER ELEVATED RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER.

THE PLATTE RIVER ACROSS EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY WILL STAY STEADY
THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE SLOWLY STARTING TO FALL ON TUESDAY
MORNING. SLIGHT FLUCTUATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...BUT THE RIVER IS NOT
EXPECTED TO RISE MORE THAN A COUPLE OF INCHES IN THE BRADY AREA.
THE RIVER WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND
ELEVATED RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER.
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Nebraska FloodWatch This map with data from USGS’s Nebraska NWIS (National Water Information System) Web site shows location of real-time streamgages in Nebraska. Hover over a marker pin to see the site number and name, and click on the marker to bring up site information and links to more USGS flood-related site-specific information. The data used are provisional and subject to change. Nebraska is also providing flood updates with details about measurement and reconnaissance activities.

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