Some flooded areas get relief, but threat lingers across the region

On Wednesday, some areas along the Missouri River experienced a bit of relief from the summerlong flooding event, but the flood fight is ongoing.

Col. Bob Ruch, commander of the Omaha District of the Army Corps of Engineers, said this time of year is when there are more storms that generate flash flooding.

Flooding updates:

Brownville, Neb.:

The Cooper Nuclear Plant continues to operate under flooding procedures, but it is no longer under alert.

Atchison, Kan.:

City officials are hopeful that River Road, closed earlier this summer, will reopen today.

The river level in Atchison is just below 30 feet, more than a foot below the crest a couple of weeks ago.


The Riverfront Community Center reopened Wednesday. Water never entered the center. It was closed because of problems with the sewage system when water reaches 30 feet, spokeswoman Sara Wright said.

The river level was down to 28 feet Wednesday after hitting a peak of 30.6 feet.

St. Joseph:

The river is expected to drop to 28 feet this week, public works director J. Bruce Woody said. It was about a foot and a half higher in early July. Water won’t drop off the levees until it gets to 27 feet.