Omaha, NE – The Missouri River is a foot-and-a-half above flood stage in Blair and four feet above flood stage in Plattsmouth.
The river was at 30.6 feet at Plattsmouth as of Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Cass County Emergency Management Agency spokesman Roger Burns says the river will continue to rise as water is released from Gavins Point Dam.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has issued a disaster declaration as the Missouri River approaches record flood stage.
Suttle announced the disaster declaration Wednesday. It's the first step in securing state and federal funding to help cover expenses.
The Missouri River is above flood stage of 29 feet as of Wednesday morning. Colonel Robert Ruch of the Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District says the river will crest later this month at 34 to 36 feet. Col. Ruch says the levee along Omaha's riverfront is 42 feet.
Omaha, NE – Flood gates have been installed at Lewis and Clark landing in Omaha as the Missouri river rises to near-record levels.
Omaha Public Works officials closed the flood gates Sunday. Flood stage at Omaha is 29 feet. Public Works Director Bob Stubbe says the river is expected to remain at that stage through Tuesday as the Corps of Engineers gradually releases water from the Gavins Point Dam. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Missouri river at Omaha until further notice.