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Water Over Roads Temporarily Closes Two Rivers SRA

LINCOLN – A typical spring rise of the Platte River has resulted in minor lowland flooding and the temporary closure of Two Rivers State Recreation Area (SRA) in Douglas County.

Two people in a camper were escorted out of the park on the morning of Jan. 27 when an ice jam sent water and chunks of ice over the river bank, making roads impassable. The main road into the park has been closed.

Two other Nebraska Game and Parks Commission SRAs along the lower Platte River – Fremont and Louisville – did not experience lowland flooding.

“One of the challenges of managing a premier park adjacent to a major river is dealing with these river rises, which can be quite common during the late winter or early spring,” said Jim Swenson, the commission’s parks administrator.

Call the parks division office for updates at 402-471-5497.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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