Flooding continues along South Platte in Nebraska

The Associated Press Updated: September 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm • Published: September 22, 2013 0

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Record flooding continues in western and central Nebraska as the water that inundated Colorado flows east, but it appeared to cause few major problems because communities were able to prepare.

The National Weather Service says the South Platte River rose to 14.2 feet in North Platte to set a new record on Sunday. The previous record level of 14 feet was set in June 1935.

The river also set a record in Brady at 9.85 feet Sunday — eclipsing the previous mark of 9.6 feet.

Records were already set upstream in Roscoe, Neb., and Julesburg, Colo., late last week.

Meteorologist Shawn Jacobs says the river tends to remain high for several days after it crests in an area, so residents should continue to be careful.

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