According to Buffalo County officials the Platte River at Elm Creek has reached what will probably be its highest point. Meanwhile the river at Kearney will keep rising through Thursday night.
Buffalo County Emergency Management Director Darrin Lewis says he doesn't expect any homes to be effected by the flood waters, but ag land and access roads are being covered.
"There are some homes that are on the river that are pretty close, and the river is running pretty high in those areas, so if people do need water testing kits and they need cleanup kits they can get those free from the Red Cross or the Two Rivers Public Health Department," says Lewis.
Officials say people who live along the river still need to be prepared for unexpected changes as the water level and speed are hard to predict.
"I think it's important that people know that even though their banks might be high where they live, downstream or upstream the banks could be lower, and they could still be effected by lowland flooding due to those lower banks in other areas," says Lewis.
Kearney will likely see its highest flows around sunrise Friday, and the river will probably stay that high for 36-48 hours. The water will keep moving east toward Grand Island into the weekend.
With the river full and more water on the way, staying healthy is still a concern.
"There's still going to be pooling water around the area and that water will still most likely have contaminants in it, make sure you kids aren't walking through it, make sure that you're not walking through it, we just want to make sure people stay safe," says Lewis.