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Superior, Nebraska
May 13, 1982     Superior Express
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May 13, 1982

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8A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, May 13, 1982 ' ' More rain on the way, and no place to go Farmers worked throughout Tuesday removing animals and machinery from the riverbottom. This picture of a feed lot west of Red Cloud shows several animals in the water filled lots. One group of animals was stranded on an island along the river bank at the upper right portion of the picture. Several people were gathered with livestock trailers.near the right center of the picture, perhaps planning a rescue attempt .... iii!!i!iiiii! --Express Photo This picture of the Red Cloud highway bridge was taken about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. The communtt lagoons are shown at the right. The water was estimated to be about 5 feet below the bridge deck atll throughout the flood area, a number of people were at the bridge watching the water. When a dike failed, creek water flooded the Co-op service station lot at Red Cloud. Water was knee-deeb there Tuesday morning. The Co-op and flooded baseball fields are near the center of this pictt shown at the bottom and left of the picture. The lowlands were underwater and many farmsteads threatened Tuesday and more rain was forcast for Wednes- day and Thursday -Express Photo Several head of livestock were lost when the water flooded this Cline feedlot near Riverton The Riverton bridge is shown at left of the photo. --Express Photo (Continued hem Page 1) Bostwick. The level hadn't increased noticeably. At Guide Rock the river level had in. creased substantially. Most of the Guide Rock diversion dam was underwater and the canals running full. At 3:30 p.m. the water were receeding in the Franklin area but creeks at Amboy and east of Guide Rock were still feeding quantities of water into the river. There was much evidence o( the heavy raintall, which in some locations was reperCed to be near seven inches, The pde were all filled to overflowing, fields eroded and terraces standing full. In many places the water had game over the top of the terraces. While the excess water was =using much damage, it ap- peared the flood of lgS, would be minor when compared to, those experienced on the Republican before soft con- servatlon measures were im- plemented and the flood control darns builL Any additional rain could cause a major problem, While the Little Blue River has been within its banks, a considerable amount of trash has been going down the river and causing problems at several bridge sites in Nuckolls and Thayer counties. As area residents watched the river, the forecast continued to call for locally heavy rains. The weather bureau reported a 60 percent chance Wednesday afternoon, 80 percent Wed- nesday night and 80 percent Thursday. The Republican River bridge at Riverton was closed Tuesday when Water over- flowed the county road and nearly reacJed the bridge floor. While sometrash was collect- ing on the upstream side of the bridge, the river was carrying leas trash than exvected. --Express Photo A timber clearing operation was halted by the flood waters. The near the right corner of this photo but Tuesday it was running through a and Bobcat loader in the center of the photo. Rice tires might be appropriate for this combine surrounded by water in a near Rtverton. --Ex