City of Bellevue Flood Update - 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Missouri River Levels Continue to Drop Despite Heavy Rains in the Area

  • 2 July 2024
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City of Bellevue Flood Update - 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Flood update and pictures for Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 8pm from the City of Bellevue and the Papio- Missouri River NRD:

  • The Missouri River at Omaha has dropped to 29.18 feet and continues to decline

  • Papio Creek system is also declining off of its peaks from last night and early this morning
  • Due to the heavy rain overnight 5-10 inches across the metro area the 36th Street Bridge in Bellevue was overtopped briefly.
  • Mud Creek, which runs on the west side of Harlan Lewis Road near the old Paradise Lakes before draining into the (Offutt Ditch) Brown River, has gone out of its banks, and has caused minor flooding in the Industrial Park area. Since the Missouri River Flood Gate for (Offutt Ditch) Brown River has been closed by the Papio- Missouri River NRD to prevent the flooding waters from the Missouri River from backflowing into the Brown River and subsequently into Mud Creek.
  • After conversations this morning between the City of Bellevue and the Papio-Missouri NRD, it was determined that the floodgate can not be reopened until the Missouri River drops another foot or so. With more rain in the forecast, the City of Bellevue, and the Papio-Missouri River NRD have coordinated for a large pump to be setup near the Brown River Flood Gate, east of the Base Lake to push water from the rising Brown River over the levee to the Missouri River.During the first 4 hours of pumping, it has lowered the level of the (Offutt Ditch) Brown River about 5 inches. City of Bellevue crews pumped until after 8pm tonight and will be back at it tomorrow until the water levels recede.
  • The City of Bellevue, Offutt AFB, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resource District (NRD) are continuing to monitor the water levels and the status of the levee system.
  • The latest photos of this flood event are located in the gallery included with this article. For previous photos of this 2024 Flood Event at Haworth Park and surrounding areas go to https://www.facebook.com/bellevuene/
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