As the Missouri River waters continue to rise, there is a facility along the river that is also getting a lot of attention right now. The Omaha Public Power District operates the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and spokesman Mike Jones says they are getting ready for possible flooding.
Jones says they have sandbagged some areas and have filled more in case they are needed in other areas. They have moved equipment away from the river and checked to make sure the flood gates are ready in case they need them.
The plant is currently in outage which means is not operating at this time due to refueling. Jones says they want to be prepared in case the plant is ready to go back on-line before the river water is back down so they are able to be fully operational.
Jones says OPPD is doing what everyone else is doing now and that is keeping a very close eye on the river levels and if it starts to rise they will take the appropriate steps.