Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam.
Corps officials say releases from the South Dakota dam will decrease to 150,000 cubic feet per second on August first. Right now, 160,000 cubic feet of water is being released from Gavins Point every second.
Omaha, NE – A Notification of Unusual Event is no longer in place at Brownville's Cooper Nuclear Station.
NPPD officials issued that notification when Missouri River floodwaters began to rise within a few feet of the nuclear station. NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says with river levels dropping, the notification is no longer needed.
Omaha, NE – Omaha officials say a system of pumps functioned properly and no problems were reported following Sunday night's rain.
The city received about half an inch of rain from Sunday night's storms. Recent heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of downtown Omaha. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, the spokesman for Missouri River Unified Command, says the rain in this week's forecast shouldn't significantly change the flood situation.