Flooding in wake of 'bomb cyclone' threatens Nebraska nuclear plant

This image is for use with this specific article only**Waters rise Thursday on the Elkhorn River south of Arlington Nebraska

This image is for use with this specific article only**Waters rise Thursday on the Elkhorn River south of Arlington Nebraska

In central portions of the state, some homes have been evacuated near Otho, where some ice jams have also been reported.

Flooding remained a big concern in the lower Missouri River region - which is a major source for the Mississippi River - with the weather service issuing warnings of high water along the river and its tributaries from southeastern South Dakota to St. Louis in Missouri.

The "bomb cyclone" slammed the central U.S. with hurricane-like winds and blizzard conditions this week, leaving in its tracks heavy rains and flooding. Also Friday afternoon, officials asked residents of Valley, home to almost 1,900 people just west of Omaha, to evacuate. Partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s expected for Saturday and Sunday.

The NWS reckons there is a 10 percent chance that the river crests at least 38 feet, above the highest ever recorded by the Army Corps of Engineers in July of 1993. "James and the tractor went down into the flood water below". Be prepared to take action if flooding develops.

Nith River (New Hamburg & Ayr): Flood coordinators are advised to monitor conditions and prepare to warn residents in Warning Zone 2 as needed.

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Due to excessive water from rain, snowmelt, and the collapse of the Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River releases at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota were temporarily increased to 100,000 cubic feet per second before being lowered to 90,000.

The late winter "bomb cyclone" that stunned more than 25 states with snow, rain and wind has caused flooding that is threatening the operational safety of a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska.

Grand River (Caledonia and Cayuga): River ice remains present in the southern Grand River.

"Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads".

Ice Fishing has now been closed at all GRCA conservation areas.

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