Nebraska sees flood alerts as Colorado flood waters move across state
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. READ MORE