LINCOLN, Neb. - Though the floodwaters may have crested in Big Spring, Brule, and Ogallala in Western Nebraska, the National Weather Service predicts high river levels will remain for several days. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the debris in the water may contribute to additional flooding.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and NEMA are urging outdoor recreationists to stay away from standing or moving floodwater in western and central Nebraska.
On Wednesday, NEMA says a canoe capsized in debris about a mile east of the Colorado state line. Game and Parks officers rescued one man from the South Platte River west of Big Springs.
NEMA also warns drivers to avoid driving through flooded areas or around road barriers, or traffic barricades, as a road or bridge may be washed out.