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USGS Monitors Flooding in Lincoln - Omaha Metro Areas
Released: 10/1/2014 5:17:32 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Heidi  Koontz 1-click interview
Phone: 303-202-4763

Robert Swanson 1-click interview
Phone: 402.328.4100

Reporters: Do you want to interview a USGS scientist as they measure flooding? Please contact Bob Swanson or Heidi Koontz.

Scientists and technicians from the U.S. Geological Survey are conducting flood measurements in four different locations in the Lincoln and Omaha metropolitan areas in response to the high flows produced by the heavy rains over the last 24 hours.

Six sites were above flood stage, and two sites — Salt Creek at Greenwood and the Big Blue River at Crete — are currently above flood stage. Greenwood has reached its fourth highest peak stage of record (61 years), and Weeping Water Creek is at its fifth highest peak stage of record (63 years).

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