NEBRASKA CITY – The Missouri River exceeded 23 feet at Nebraska City Thursday morning, flooding Riverview Marina and the public dock at Heartland Ag.
Flood waters have covered the dock area and are believed to be six inches to a foot deep in the parking lot.
Central Avenue near the dock is impassable.
A crest of 26.2 feet is forecast, which is three feet higher than anything experienced last year. Water is expected to top the levee at 27 feet.
The new federal levee, built at the pinch point along the Missouri River at the Highway 2 bridge, is helping keep flood water from the highway.
However, a pinch point still exists. Large trees and ice are being driven into the flooded areas inside the levee. Much of the debris then flows back into the pinch point at the bridge.