Flood warnings issued along Tittabawasse and Saginaw rivers for this weekenda


River flows are expected to peak Friday in Drayton, Grand Valley and New Hamburg.

"It's going to be a busy couple of months of flooding along the Missouri River", said Scott Watson, staff hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

Meanwhiel, Ericson Dam in north-central Nebraska appeared to be holding despite flooding at Cedar River.

Owne also advised residents to monitor river levels through the weekend on the River Gauge website. "Right now, we have two families are that actually sheltered and other ones have sheltered with their friends and family".

Flood co-ordinators in Cambridge and North Dumfries are on high alert in the wake of a flood warning/flood watch message issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority late Wednesday afternoon. Ice jams can occur quickly and without warning, increasing the risk of localized flooding.

Officials in Sarpy County, south of Omaha, said Saturday that power may be shut off to communities along the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers for safety reasons.

Southeastern Colfax County in northeastern Nebraska... That would be the third highest crest on record for St. Joseph, behind historic crests of 29.97 feet in 2011 and 32.07 feet in 1993. At 4:45 a.m. Thursday, the stage was 20.2 feet, or 0.2 feet above flood stage. It is now at 42.5 feet and rising. Electricity then would be delivered from other sources.

The National Weather Service expects the Missouri River to reach 30.1 feet in St. Joseph early next week and hold at near record levels until the middle of next week, when it is expected to begin to slowly recede.

Elkhorn River Flood Warning

As of now, several area rivers are expected to be into minor to moderate flood stage by Friday and Saturday.

Water levels on numerous major rivers are expected to stay near record highs into early next week before slowly subsiding.

Roads entering and exiting Fremont remain closed.

Evacuations as floodwaters rise in Ashland, Nebraska.

Flooding is also common if somewhat less widespread in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and South Dakota in particular. The flooding was the worst in almost a decade in places.

Heavy rain associated with the "bomb cyclone" that moved through in recent days was a big catalyst. Coupled with determining the rate at which new precipitation will fall and how fast snow will melt, it turns into one giant equation.

"Each year, we are warned, because each year there is water, or ice, or something above us that causes some concern".