Flood warning issued for North Fork Elkhorn River near Pierce, Nebraska

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OMAHA, Neb. (KCAU) — (Sep. 1, 2021, 8:47 p.m.): The NWS for the North Fork Elkhorn River continues.

Wednesday at 7:45 p.m., the NWS said that the river was at 12.3 feet, 0.3 feet above flood stage.

The hydrograph of the North Fork Elkhorn River shows that as of Thursday at 4:45 a.m., the river was last observed at 12.65 feet. It is forecast to start dropping.

(Sept. 1, 2021, 11:29 a.m.): The National Weather Service of Omaha has issued a flood warning for the North Fork Elkhorn River near Pierce, Nebraska.

Officials say that the warning is for Wednesday afternoon to Thursday evening with minor flooding forecast.

The river was at 11.8 feet, just 0.2 feet below flood stage, Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. The river is expected crest to 12.1 feet Wednesday night before falling below flood stage after midnight.

Flood could cause flooding of lowlands.

The NWS warns to “turn around, don’t drown,” asking drivers to avoid flooded roads. They say that most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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