Swollen Streams Increase Chance Of Missouri River Flooding


NEBRASKA CITY – The National Weather Service is reporting river and stream depths above normal and is reporting increased chance of spring flooding along the Missouri River in Otoe, Nemaha and Richardson counties in Nebraska.

There is an increased chance of major flooding at Brownville, Neb., and into Northwest Missouri.

A flood outlook released this month shows the greatest risks of stream and river flooding on Missouri River downstream of Plattsmouth, the Wahoo Creek, Big Blue River and North Fork of the Elkhorn River.

The main contributors to the threat are high soil moisture and elevated stream flows. The weather service any increase in the snowpack will intensify the risk of spring flooding.

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