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ALERT Nebraska Nuclear Plant Threatened By Historic Midwest Flooding
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    Nebraska Nuclear Plant Threatened By Historic Midwest Flooding

    Nebraska Nuclear Plant Threatened By Historic Midwest Flooding

    https://www.disclose.tv/nebraska-nuc...IfwWziXJq601XE



    Ericson Dam and nuclear plant at grave risk in unprecedented Midwest flooding.

    A farmer has lost his life in historic flooding in Nebraska and other states, whilst over 30% of Norfolk residents in Nebraska have been ordered to evacuate on Thursday.

    The heavy rains that have recently affected the Midwest have wrought havoc through mixing with the melting snow. An extremely dangerous situation, which has already resulted in the loss of life, has been made worse as now a dam and a nuclear power plant are both threatened.


    Could Ericson Dam collapse immediately?
    Ericson Dam can barely contain the rising flood waters as river Cedar continues to swell. Official staff mentioned that the dam is in danger of ‘imminent failure’. The officials are advising anyone affected to move to higher ground as the situation continues to evolve moment by moment. For the latest updates, please seek official weather data.


    Danger at a nuclear plant

    At another affected river, this time the Missouri River, The Cooper Nuclear station is being affected with sandbags being laid at the perimeter as a precaution. Mark Becker, spokesman for the Nebraska Public Power District said that if the river levels reached a critical apex of 45.5 feet (as is being predicted) then the Nuclear Power station will have to be shut down. This will be a major incident for the region as the power station provides over 35% of the power to the Nebraska Public Power District.

    On Thursday, DPPD lost another small electrical plant when the Spencer Dam failed at the Niobrara River and caused a large ice floe to jam a hole in the building.

    Flooding causes its first known fatality
    In a separate tragedy, the flooding left a local farmer dead after he was trying to help out another affected resident. The as yet unidentified farmer was killed after the tractor he was using to help free a trapped car was washed away with the floodwaters.


    Other affected states

    In total five states have been affected by the unseasonable weather, these are Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska (which has borne the majority of the brunt of the flooding).
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    The story is trending hard on social media right not but am not hearing anything in the local news about this situation.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    A power plant that is required to shut down at a certain river height isnít really a problem. It happens more often than you might think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warm Wisconsin View Post
    A power plant that is required to shut down at a certain river height isn’t really a problem. It happens more often than you might think.
    Good to know!
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Am watching Wisc River and dam just above Sauk City, they already have standing water in town and under watch. The winter here was relentless, incredible amounts of snow that are all in melt mode since the Chinook winds finally arrived and steady daytime sun. We still have spring rains of April to contend along with all the snow melt so downstream into Mississippi and Missouri rivers are going to be extra stressed this spring.

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    Beginning Wednesday of this week the Army Corps of Engineers announced releases of 27,000 (normal) cfps to 60,000 when the reservoir began to fill quickly from the snow and rain runoff. Last night it was raised to 90,000 cfps but the reservoir continued to rise. The Corps then raised the discharge to 100,000 for several hours and brought it down to 90,000 where it will be held to later this weekend if all goes well. However, the Corps will raise the discharge higher if it is necessary. We in the basin had a winter's worth of snow on the ground that was melted with a 2" rain in a thirty hour period, and the frozen ground would absorb none of this. We have several small communities that are cut off by the water in the Sioux City vicinity. Damage is significant for many.

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    The photo above is of the Spencer dam on the Niobrara river. It breached yesterday morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Nettleton View Post
    Beginning Wednesday of this week the Army Corps of Engineers announced releases of 27,000 (normal) cfps to 60,000 when the reservoir began to fill quickly from the snow and rain runoff. Last night it was raised to 90,000 cfps but the reservoir continued to rise. The Corps then raised the discharge to 100,000 for several hours and brought it down to 90,000 where it will be held to later this weekend if all goes well. However, the Corps will raise the discharge higher if it is necessary. We in the basin had a winter's worth of snow on the ground that was melted with a 2" rain in a thirty hour period, and the frozen ground would absorb none of this. We have several small communities that are cut off by the water in the Sioux City vicinity. Damage is significant for many.
    On Monday, Gavins Point was running at just 17,000 cfs. Amazing how fast it can all change.
    "This place is fantastic! It's like "Gone With The Wind" on mescaline. They walk imaginary pets here...and they're all heavily armed and drunk..."
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    I have worked at Cooper with the basement flooded.
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    KFAB radio, omaha ne, had someone on from OPPD, the nuke plant story is fake, its in no danger

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