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Colorado floodwaters flow into western Nebraska

 


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwaters from Colorado quickly filled the South Platte River in western Nebraska Wednesday and began to spill out onto the rural land nearby.

Flooding is expected to continue as the surge moves east down the South Platte and into the larger Platte River over the next several days.

But much of the land at risk initially is pasture or cropland with little development, and the cities along the river for at least the first 75 miles don't sit directly on the South Platte, so officials are optimistic.

"We're hoping that the cities in the area will be OK," National Weather...



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