The South Platte River will start to see elevated levels of water starting Tuesday into Wednesday this week.
The elevation change will be very visible over a one - two hour time period.
At this time Lincoln County Sheriff's Office would advise residents that live along the South Platte River in Lincoln County to move their property, livestock, equipment, and hay etc from the low lying areas around the river banks.
The current models indicate a 11.7 ft elevation at Centennial Park in North Platte, however, it is now predicted to crest around 13.1 to 13.2 ft through the North Platte area.
This means the river levels will be above the 13 ft flood stage. We are now in a Flood Watch and I expect this to change to a Flood Warning by mid-week.
Areas east of HWY 83 will be affected since the flood stage by Iron Eagle Golf Course is only 12 ft. Maxwell and Brady areas could also be affected because of lower areas along the river.
The Sheriff's Office is monitoring the situation and there will be a meeting on Monday with elected officials and law enforcement to discuss this situation. Please start to take action now if you are in low lying areas in Lincoln County along the South Platte River.
There is another wave of water coming behind this first wave coming through because of recent rains in Colorado in the South Platte River basin areas. This may not be here for four or five days.
At this time, the crest will be around Friday night on Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21.