Ice Jam Moves Downstream of Genoa - Check out the Video!

Flooding occurred along the Loup River near Genoa for several days the first part of March. The flooding began Saturday evening March 6th, but was aggravated on Wednesday, March 10th as an ice jam sent the river to near record stage levels. Major flooding was ongoing through much of the afternoon on Wednesday (March 10th).  The ice moved downstream of Genoa on Thursday, March 11th, and river stage levels dropped. 

Platte County Emergency Management provide two videos of the ice jam clearing out of the Genoa area.  Click here for a one minute video, and click here for a three minute video.

River stage levels at Genoa continue to fall.  Click here for the latest river stage reading and hydrograph for the Loup River located two miles south of Genoa.

The following pictures of the Loup River were taken March 10th by Platte County Emergency Management officials.  Click on the images to enlarge.

Hwy 39 Bridge Near Genoa Ice Jam at Hwy 39 Bridge
south of Genoa

Ice Jam at Lake Oconee
looking east

Monroe Bridge

The following pictures were also taken on March 10th and were provided by Nance County Emergency Management.  Click on the images to enlarge.


Loup River Ice Jam Near Genoa Loup River Ice Jam Near Genoa

Flood Safety Awareness Week begins March 15, 2010, click here for more information.  Additional flood information can be found here.





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