Minor, Then Moderate Flooding Expected Along Missouri River

BEATRICE – The National Weather Service says the Missouri River in the southeast corner of Nebraska continues to run above flood stage.

The river level at both Brownville and Rulo is expected to crest about seven feet above flood stage, by early Friday morning.  

Heavy rain in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has helped bring the river level up.  Minor flooding has been occurring along the Missouri River at Brownville and Rulo, but forecasters say a period of moderate flooding can be expected beginning tonight, lasting through early Sunday morning.

Six a.m. river stages Wednesday were about 36 feet at Brownville, three feet above flood stage……and 18-and-a-half feet at Rulo…about a foot-and-a-half above flood stage.

The Missouri River at Brownville is expected to crest at over 40 feet Friday morning, while the river at Rulo is expected to top out at about 24 feet, late Friday night.

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