Rising waters have led to flood watches and warnings in eastern Nebraska. John Remus with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Missouri River at Omaha will continue to rise.
Remus says, “You are going to see the river in Omaha will probably rise about another two feet. It is going to get a little bit above flood stage. This is primarily due to the heavy rain we saw last Wednesday and Thursday in southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa along with moderate rainfall in both northeast Nebraska and western Iowa.”
Remus says the water won’t get onto the flood wall in the Omaha metro area but low-lying areas will experience flooding. He says they have cut releases from the Gavins Point Dam as much as they can to help out the situation but this water is due to uncontrolled tributaries that lead into the Missouri River. It will reach above flood stage in Washington County, north of the metro.
Remus says this is a significant run-off event. We won’t see massive flooding but the river flow is high and will remain that way through the fall months.