The Grand Island Independent Quotes: “The Central Platte NRD is advising the public that colder temperatures will be causing ice formation in the Platte River in the next few weeks. “When enough ice forms it can jam together, causing the river water to escape the banks and cause flooding,” the Central Platte NRD said in a news release. CPNRD said there is “no particular elevated risk of river flooding this winter,” but the public should be prepared.
According to the Central Platte NRD, ice jam flooding can occur quickly. In a matter of hours, the channels can become clogged and flooding can occur. Once ice begins to clog a waterway, the water can back up quickly. The NRD is advising that people living near a channel with ice be constantly aware of the level of the water.”