The Missouri River is officially above flood stage in Omaha. The U-S Army Corps of Engineers measured the river level at 30 feet Wednesday. That is one foot above flood stage. Colonel Bob Ruch is confident the city’s 42 foot levee system will protect the city and it is probably one of the best in the nation
Ruch says the river level at Omaha could reach 34 to 36 feet.
On June 9th through the 10th, the Army Corps of Engineers will start ramping up efforts at Gavins Point Dam and plan to release 150-thousand cubic feet of water per second. That should hit the Omaha area within two days after the water release.
On Wednesday, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle signed an emergency declaration in case state or federal money is needed.