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National Broadcasters Association

As Nebraska and Iowa contend with historic flooding, the Nebraska Broadcasters Association is working with member TV and radio stations and the American Red Cross on a one-day fundraising event, “#NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief,” to take place this Friday, March 22nd.  The NBA kicked off the drive today with a $20,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

Links to Traffic, Flood & Weather Conditions

Mar 15, 2019
Wikimedia Commons

The following are links to official sources of information that should provide current traffic, flooding, and weather conditions:

National Weather Service Omaha, Eppley Field

Nebraska 511 Travel Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri River Water Management

Work Continues on Gavins Point Dam

Dec 3, 2012

The US Army Corps of Engineers will begin a spillway slab repair project at Gavins Point Dam this month.

The Missouri River is expected to drop nearly three feet at Omaha at the end of this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspects Gavins Point Dam.

OPPD officials say the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station won’t reopen until they’re confident safety issues at the plant are resolved.

Utility leaders met in Washington, D.C., Wednesday with the NRC to update performance issues at the plant. Fort Calhoun Station has been closed since last April. Since then, the NRC has cited OPPD for multiple violations at the plant, including being ill-prepared for a flood. NRC officials say a fire at the plant last June also wasn’t reported within the required time frame.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says additional storage space will be available in the six Missouri River main stem reservoirs this spring.

During a biweekly conference call Friday, Corps officials discussed conditions going in to the start of the spring runoff season, which begins March first. Jody Farhat, Chief of the Omaha District’s Water Management Division, says plains and mountain snowpack are below this time last year.