Nebraska flood outlook

 In Event News

The record-breaking Nebraska flood last week continues to threaten large areas of the state, and the National Weather Service’s flood outlook shows the extent of potential flooding, from Minnesota to New Orleans.

The Nebraska flood has been severe due to significant flooding on the Platte, Missouri and Elkhorn Rivers. Satellite images captured by NASA’s Earth Observatory demonstrate the impact to Offutt Air Force Base on the Missouri River:

Nebraska flood

According to NASA Earth Observatory,

A rare confluence of circumstances produced the flooding. Extreme cold earlier in the winter set the stage by preserving a significant amount of snow; it also created a thick layer of ice on waterways and made the ground less permeable than usual. When an intense storm brought downpours and unusually warm air to the region in March, it rapidly melted much of the snow and ice, producing enormous runoff in a short period. As river ice broke up, large chunks compounded the problem by slamming into dams, raking against levees and other infrastructure, and packing together to jam waterways even more.

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