Lowland flooding expected around Omaha this week

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says campers and anyone else planning outdoor activities for July 4th should expect lowland flooding around Omaha.

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Missouri River will reach a height of 28.9 feet near Omaha this week. The Corps' Omaha District Commander Robert Ruch says at that level, the river will flood lowland parks and campgrounds.

Upstream dams on the Missouri River are nearly full, so the Corps is releasing 34,000 cubic feet of water per second from Gavins Point Dam.

In addition to concerns along the Missouri, other rivers, streams and lakes throughout the region will also remain swollen from June's heavy rains.