Missouri River raises to record flooding at Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY, NE (Dan Swanson / News Channel Nebraska) – The National Weather Service’s hydrograph for the Missouri River at Nebraska City indicates record flooding at Nebraska City.

The record of 2011 was set at 28.3 feet, but gauges are indicating 28.9 feet at 8:30 a.m. today.

Water is at the top of the federal levee on the Iowa side and is inches from over-topping the “super berm” built to protect Highway 2 between Nebraska City and Interstate 29.

Heartland Co-op crews have moved equipment to higher ground and citizens are working this morning to clear out a storage building near First Street.

A crest of 29.6 feet is forecast, which would be more than a foot above the record high.