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Long, wet winter raises concerns about Missouri River flooding

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Long, wet winter raises concerns about Missouri River flooding

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OMAHA — The possibility of major spring flooding is becoming a big threat along midwest creeks and rivers, thanks in part to a record or near-record snowpack in some areas.

Even though below zero temperatures are only a few days in the past, Cedar County residents had to be concerned about flooding this week as temperatures Sunday hit the high 30s and zoomed into the high 40s Monday and Tuesday, melting quite a bit of snow.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for Cedar and Knox counties from Monday through Thursday evening this week.

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