This update is for the North Platte River at Bridgeport.
At 12:00 Noon Tuesday, the stage was 7.98 feet, which is down 0.01 feet from yesterday's stage of 7.99 feet. Flood Stage is 9.50 feet. Flooding is not occuring, and flooding is not forecast.
The river is currently forecast to remain fairly steady, or increase slightly, for the next 48 hours. Heavy rainfall may drastically change river stages. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL TOMORROW AFTERNOON. Stay alert for rapid rises.
At 8:50 feet: Bankfull stage. Homes along the North Platte River will begin to experience water seepage into their basements.
At 8.51 feet: Record stage (occured 5/23/1973).
At 9.50 feet: Flood stage. Minor lowland flooding occurs. Homes along the North Platte River will have water in their basements.
(1) 8.51 feet on 05/28/1973
(2) 8.33 feet on 06/20/1984
(3) 8.06 feet on 06/28/1983
(4) 8.03 feet on 06/21/2010
(5) 7.67 feet on 06/13/2005
* The river reached 8.37 feet at 6:00 AM on 5/13/2011, marking the second highest crest on record.