Rain Could Worsen Flooding Along the Missouri River, 4:04

Jun 27, 2019

Gavins Point Dam, Yankton, SD

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Flooding along the lower Missouri River will likely worsen in the days ahead because the amount of water being released into the river is increasing because of the recent rain. The National Weather Service says nearly 3 inches of rain already fell on the Omaha area over the past two days, and the forecast calls for more than an inch of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

But officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the river will remain below the levels it hit in March when flooding caused significant damage in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.

Releases from Gavins Point Dam were decreased Thursday, and it's unlikely they'll drop further in the near future.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers slowed releases from the dam near Yankton, South Dakota, to 70,000 cubic feet per second at 8 a.m. The corps will review data and forecasts on Tuesday, but for now, it's expected that releases will stay at the new level for a while.

The south-central Nebraska city of Kearney has announced that some flights have been canceled in the wake of storm damage at the Kearney Regional Airport.

The Kearney Hub reports that the Federal Aviation Administration' Automated Weather Observation System at the airport was damaged during Monday night's hail storm. The system provides weather information to flight crews for aircraft landings and takeoffs.

The damage forced the cancellation of United Express flights to and from Denver until further notice.

Tonight is round two for Democrats in the race for their party’s nomination.

Ten candidates took the stage last night, another ten tonight.

Supporters of three candidates have planned debate watch parties in Sioux City tonight.

There’s one for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at Marty’s Tavern at 13th and Court starting at 7:30.

Supports of Joe Biden have an event planned at Buffalo Alice on Historic 4th Street at 7:00.