ASHLAND, Neb. (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — Nebraska’s Platte River flooded after heavy rain and snowmelt breached a levee near Thomas Lakes in Ashland, Nebraska, resulting in downed power lines and reduced water supplies Sunday, according to the City of Lincoln.
A timelapse from a camera at a wellfield near Thomas Lakes in Ashland, Nebraska, shows water rushing through the area after the levee breach, causing immediate erosion and toppling two electricity poles, which sparked.
The flash flooding near the wellfield prompted an issue at the water treatment plant, temporarily limiting access to water in Lincoln, the city said.
Water levels in both the Platte and Elkhorn River reached an all-time high Friday and have caused “historic” flooding in Nebraska. US Vice President Mike Pence surveyed the flood damage in Nebraska during a visit on March 19.