River Up Again This Week
North Platte River levels will go up again this week as the Bureau of Reclamation works to get a jump on water runoff. Starting Monday night and continuing to Wednesday, Bureau Supervisor, John Lawson, says they’ll make incremental increases from 4500 to 5000 cubic feet per second.
“We’re anticipating inflow probably far greater than even last year so we’ve been evacuating water since the end of February, because we’re trying to make room up stream so when the big flow starts coming in May and June we have space to store at least a portion of it.”
Lawson says our record level snow pack is creating a challenge especially if we get much more rain and snow over the next month. The river is running very high and very fast so be careful on or near the water. He says they’ll continue to watch the weather before making a decision about another increase.