With a warming trend underway, The National Weather Service Omaha, Papio NRD, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), United States Geologic Survey, and other agency partners, have been actively monitoring river ice conditions and coordinating a response for ice jams and potential spring flooding along the Platte River.
Here are the latest river conditions and temperature forecasts:
Ice Jam/Potential Flooding Updates
- Dodge County Emergency Management says the ice jam south of Fremont at Highway 77 has opened up and floodwaters are receding.
Helpful Online Resources
Below is a list of resources to help keep the public informed on the status of river conditions, weather forecasts regarding the potential threat of flooding, and ice monitoring for ice jams.
National Weather Service
For information regarding river levels, reservoir data and snow pack information on the Lower Platte, Elkhorn, and Missouri rivers, as well as weather forecasting:
For media inquiries regarding river conditions and weather forecasts, please contact:
National Weather Service Omaha
David Pearson, Service Hydrologist, at 402-359-5732 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries regarding ice thickness measurements and the potential for ice blasting, please contact:
The Papio NRD
Jennifer Stauss Story, Public Relations/Education Programs Manager at 402-960-5329 or email@example.com