Missouri River Level Beginning to Drop, in Southeast Nebraska

BROWNVILLE – The Missouri River continued to flood lowlands over the weekend.  At Brownville, Nebraska, the river apparently reached its crest early Sunday morning at about five o’clock….39-point-four feet…more than six feet above flood stage.  Flood stage at Brownville, is 33 feet.

The river was flooding park and trail land along its west bank in the historic town.

Early Monday, the river had begun what’s expected to be a gradual decline, barring any additional heavy rain draining into the basin.

Over the weekend, the Missouri River was also leveling off at Nebraska City, falling gradually from a level that was four feet above flood stage.  At Rulo, the river was expected to crest this morning, about five feet above flood stage.

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