Record Flooding Swamps Parts Of Nebraska

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (September 22, 2013)--Record flooding continued Sunday in western and central Nebraska as the water that inundated Colorado flows east, but the flooding appeared to cause few major problems because communities were able to prepare.

The National Weather Service says the South Platte River rose to a record 14.2 feet in North Platte Sunday.

The previous record level of 14 feet was set in June 1935.

The river also set a record Sunday in Brady at 9.85 feet, eclipsing the previous mark of 9.6 feet.

Records were set upstream in Roscoe, Neb., and Julesburg, Colo., late last week.

Meteorologist Shawn Jacobs says the river tends to remain high for several days after it crests in an area, so residents should continue to be careful.


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