Record Flooding At Brownville Could Impact Interstate 29

BROWNVILLE – Major flooding is forecast for the Missouri River at Brownville before the water crests at 45.9 feet on Sunday. The forecasted high would set a new record for the river at Brownville and would likely top the federal levee on the Missouri side.

If the levee is overtopped, it would impact a significant portion of Interstate 29 and Highway 136.

The river was above flood stage Wednesday afternoon and is expected to reach moderate flood stage by Thursday afternoon.

As the river goes above 38.5 feet, the access road to the Cooper Nuclear Power Plant begins to flood, as well as 648A Avenue.

The record level at Brownville is 44.8 feet set in 2011.

Cover photo was taken of Interstate 29 near Hamburg during the flood of 2011.

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