FEMA funds supporting repairs to Spencer Dam

SPENCER, Neb. -- A total of $50 million is being set aside to help fund repairs to a northeast Nebraska dam after its destruction during the historic flooding of 2019.

FEMA says it will put the money in the state of Nebraska's coffers for the Spencer Hydroelectric Plant and Dam.

In 2019, large chunks of ice and flooding caused catastrophic damages to the dam.

The funding was required to assist the Nebraska Public Power District in its repairs to restore the facilities back to pre-disaster function.