Officials: Dodge County flooding not imminent

Barring unexpected heavy rain, Dodge County is in no immediate danger of flooding. The Fremont Tribune is reporting that authorities are checking Platte River gauges daily, and it remains stable.

Region 5/6 emergency manager Bill Pook warned of lowland flooding last week after learning that more water would be released from Lake McConaughy upstream from where it merges with the South Platte to form the Platte River.

But Pook has since learned that the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District is maintaining the same releases from McConaughy.

Cindy Newsham with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency told Pook and other emergency managers in an email that the district is maintaining releases at 7,500 cubic feet per second _ the same amount that's been released for more than a week.