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10:36 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Flooding expected along South Platte River following heavy rain in Colorado

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans are bracing for flooding along the South Platte River later this week when the water from Colorado's torrential rains arrives.

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Weather
2:00 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

American Red Cross volunteers head to Colorado

American Red Cross volunteers from the Nebraska/Southwest Iowa region are heading to Colorado following deadly flooding there.

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Weather
1:27 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Websites offer information, resources for Iowa flood victims

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two new websites are offering support to Iowa residents in areas hit by recent storms and flooding.

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Weather
1:56 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Corps of Engineers keeping drought conservation measures in place

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says drought conservation measures will remain in place along the Missouri River basin.

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Missouri River Flooding
2:05 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Final contracts being awarded to repair 2011 flood damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than $180 million worth of repairs to Missouri River levees battered by the historic 2011 flooding are winding down. But critics complain the work is taking too long to complete.

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Missouri River Flooding
1:47 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Repairs to Omaha's levee system nearing completion

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced Friday that levee repairs are nearly complete following last year's Missouri River flooding.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

More than a year after severe flooding devastated areas along the Missouri River, repairs to Omaha’s levee system are nearly complete.

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Missouri River Flooding
2:21 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Hamburg Rebuilds

Last summer at this time, Nebraska and Iowa were in the grips of major flooding along the Missouri River. Now, a small southwest Iowa community hopes to make permanent a levee that protected them from the river. Omaha Public Radio's Deborah Newcombe takes us there.

More information about Hamburg's efforts is available at www.hamburglevee.com. The Omaha District of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers estimates it'll cost 280-million dollars to repair all the damage caused by last year's flooding will cost 280-million dollars.

Missouri River Flooding
2:52 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Corps of Engineers: more than $100 million in post-flood repair projects complete

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say more than $100 million dollars worth of levee repair work has been done following last year’s Missouri River flooding.

Omaha and Kansas City District officials updated the post-flood repairs during a conference call Friday. Last summer’s flooding along the Missouri River caused significant damage in Nebraska and Iowa.

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Missouri River Flooding
2:58 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

11 levee repair projects underway along Missouri River

An aerial image of Missouri River flooding north of Omaha last summer.
courtesy Google Images

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to have all Missouri River levee repair projects complete by the end of this year.

Corps officials updated the status of levee repairs during a conference call Tuesday. Last summer’s Missouri River flooding caused significant damage in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Corps’ Omaha District has 11 levee repair projects underway, with $99 million dollars in repairs complete.

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Missouri River Flooding
11:32 am
Fri March 30, 2012

New levee being built along Missouri River near Nebraska City

Flooding along the Missouri River heavily damaged parts of western Iowa last summer.
courtesy Des Moines Register/Google Images

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to build a new, three-mile long levee near Nebraska City.

The $12.9 million project will re-align levee L-575 along Highway 2. It’ll be built further away from the Missouri River than the existing section of levee. Once it’s built, the existing levee at that location in Fremont County, Iowa, will be torn down. The Corps of Engineers awarded a contract earlier this week for the levee setback project.

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