Flood preparations continue along the Missouri River. Omaha‘s Quality Control Manager Gordon Anderson says they city’s levee and flood gate system is capable of handling the anticipated flood waters.
Anderson says the flood gates are currently open but as the river continues to rise there may be a time when the gates will be closed as an extra precaution. The flood water is expected to reach 32 to 33 foot and Anderson says the levee can withstand up to 42-foot of water.
With the levee breach south of Hamburg, Iowa, there are concerns about the strength of the Omaha flood levee system. Anderson says there is nothing to worry about and he is confident in the levee condition and its ability to withstand the water.
Crews continue to work on a berm at the city’s waste water treatment site.