Jan 14, 2020 7:52 PM

Weather service arranges meetings to discuss flood risk

Posted Jan 14, 2020 7:52 PM

The National Weather Service is scheduling meetings to share information about the potential for river flooding this winter and spring in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

The two areas were socked with record flooding late last winter and early spring. 

Weather service hydrologist David Pearson says warnings issued last year didn't seem to reach people. He says this year the service is trying to reach more people with the best information and make personal connections.

The Nebraska meetings are scheduled for Feb. 4 in Fremont, Feb. 13 in Columbus, Feb. 27 in Norfolk and March 5 in Sidney, Iowa. 

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Hudson Lake back open to ice-fishing

LINCOLN – Hudson Lake in Cherry County has reopened to ice-fishing.

Hudson Lake, which is about 24 miles southwest of Valentine, is available for public recreation through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Open Fields and Waters Program. The lake is open to ice-fishing until March 1, 2020.

Hudson Lake had been temporarily closed because of weather-related deteriorating road conditions.