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Omaha District assisting communities along the South Platte River in Nebraska

Published Sept. 18, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – The State of Nebraska has requested assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District following the National Weather Service issuing river level forecasts in flood stage along the South Platte River.

Personnel from the Omaha District are in Big Springs, Neb., to evaluate potential concerns and advise local emergency managers about potential measures for reducing flooding risks.

Residents along the South Platte River downstream from Denver, Colo., and in western Nebraska should monitor river level forecasts from the National Weather Service and make preparations to minimize damages from high river levels.

River level forecasts on the South Platte River are available on the National Weather Service Missouri Basin River Forecasting Center website at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mbrfc/.

Public safety is a priority and the public is urged to follow local emergency management officials for guidance regarding flooding response.

There are 51 personnel supporting the Omaha District emergency operations center in response to the flooding in Colorado and river level forecasts in flood stage in Nebraska.

Omaha District emergency management and engineers are in contact with the States of Colorado and Nebraska and continue to monitor conditions throughout the basin.

Eileen Williamson
Ryan Buckley

Release no. 20130918-002