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Flooding hits Ogallala, community braces for the worst PDF Print E-mail


On Wednesday, Sept. 18 large crowds gathered at the overpass into Ogallala to watch the flooding that was expected to come from Colorado. The river was at a slow trickle by late afternoon with waters expected to rise by morning, Sept. 19. (Photo by Tim Linscott)


By Thursday, Sept. 19, water levels had raised considerably from the night before in Ogallala. The rushing water made its way downstream to other communities like Sutherland and North Platte. (Photo by Brooke Pankonin)


Businesses in Ogallala prepared for the worst by stacking sandbags as a means of stopping the predicted heavy waters. Fortunately, flood waters were not as bad as expected. (Photo by Brooke Pankonin)