Low Platte River levels not unusual

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Prolonged low levels may impact local ecosystems

  • The Platte River, as seen here from the Dark Island Trail bridge, is low this time of year, with sandbars covering much of the landscape. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
    The Platte River, as seen here from the Dark Island Trail bridge, is low this time of year, with sandbars covering much of the landscape. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
Those driving to and fro from Hamilton County into Hall or Merrick counties may notice a rather usual, but also unusual sight -- a low and dry Platte River. While it is common this time of year to experience lower water levels in the Platte, it still may be a surprise to some given all of the flooding and high water levels at this time last year. “Current Platte River streamflow is 52 cubic…

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