A week after torrential rains forced massive flooding across eastern Colorado, the huge volume of water is moving east -- literally rolling down the river toward Nebraska.
Even as Colorado continues to deal with the aftermath of its flooding disaster, the National Weather Service on Wednesday posted flood warnings for the South Platte River, the North Platte River and the main Platte River in at least three Nebraska counties, Deuel, Keith and Lincoln.
“The exact crest stages are still uncertain as the waters are just moving into Nebraska,” the National Weather Service said. “It is possible that upcoming forecasts could change, so those along the river should stay tuned for updated information.”
According to the Weather Service, Colorado’s flood waters were pouring through the South Platte River, which is expected to crest in Julesberg, Colo., sometime on Wednesday. The water will continue to rise quickly in Nebraska, where crests there are expected by Thursday evening in the town of Roscoe and by Saturday morning on the North Platte. The main stem of the Platte River system is expected to crest around Brady on Sunday.