Minor Flooding on the Platte Winding Down - Mainly Between Elm Creek and Alda

Platte River Flooding Continuing 
To Wind Down

Significant rain fell across northeastern Colorado, between Sep. 9-16, 2013. This rain fell over the headwaters of the South Platte River Basin near Boulder, Colorado. As a result, record flooding occurred in Colorado and western Nebraska along the South Platte and Platte river. Between Sep. 21-28, 2013, minor flooding worked eastward into roughly the western half of the NWS Hastings coverage area, and as of early October minor flooding lingers in a few places.

Below is a table which shows various points along the Platte River, as well as the approximate dates/times when the water level at each point is expected to fall below minor flood stage.  

**Please note that even where flooding subsides, high within-bank flows are likely to persist for at least a few more days.**


Latest Trends on the Platte River


continues to slowly fall below flood stage


will continue to slowly fall to below flood stage 
by this  evening, 10/2

Grand Island

will continue to linger just below flood stage through at least Friday, 10/4


not expected to reach Flood Stage

As of Oct. 1. the only official flood warning that remains in effect by NWS Hastings mainly includes the Platte River across southern Buffalo into southwestern Hall counties. 

Below are the latest observations and forecasts at the river gages along Platte River. Click on a graph for more detailed information. For information on the South Platte River in western Nebraska, please click here.

South Platte River Basin
Platte River Gage @ Cozad
Platte River Gage @ Overton
Platte River Gage @ Kearney
Platte River Gage @ Grand Island(Nebraska)
Platte River Gage @ Duncan
River Gages include the latest observation and the latest forecast.
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For more information see the NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service Homepage


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Nebraska National Weather Serivce offices

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