The Missouri River this year has reached its highest levels in Omaha since the historic flooding of 2011.
On Wednesday, the river crested near 28.7 feet, just a few inches below its peak in late June, which itself was a hair below flood stage of 29 feet.
In 2011, the river rose about 7.5 feet higher than levels reached this year.
Lowland flooding this week has closed parks and trails along the river but hasn’t posed a serious threat to urban infrastructure. In June, when high river levels were paired with locally heavy rains, parts of western Council Bluffs flooded because there was nowhere for the water to go.