- Lincoln County buys more sandbags
NORTH PLATTE (AP) — Lincoln County’s emergency manager bought
more sandbags so the county will be prepared if higher water comes
down the North and South Platte rivers.
The two rivers merge just east of North Platte.
North Platte television station KNOP says Lincoln County
commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of 11,000 sandbags
for 20 cents each.
The county had only about 8,000 sandbags on hand.
Flows on the North Platte are expected to remain high all
The Rocky Mountain snowpack in Wyoming and Colorado is far above
average, and officials already have begun releasing extra water
from reservoirs on the North Platte.
Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 3:00 pm
HOLDREGE — Snow keeps piling up in the Rocky Mountain headwaters
for the North Platte and South Platte rivers, causing continued
worries for late-spring flooding in Nebraska, Central Nebraska
Public Power and Irrigation District officials were told
“In the South Platte, the word I’m hearing is ‘epic’ snowpack,”
CNPPID civil engineer Cory Steinke said at the Central board
meeting in Holdrege.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 3:00 pm.