Central Nebraskan Counties Experience Record Rainfall

Up to seven inches of rain measured in Custer County

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Central Nebraskan Counties Experience Record Rainfall

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Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor

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Aug. 17, 2017 — Several central Nebraskan counties are receiving up to seven inches of rain in record breaking weather patterns.

Heavy rain on Tuesday night left residents of Butler, Polk, Nance, Custer, Logan, Hall, Adams, and Holt Counties waking up to flooding and damaged crops.

Custer County in particular was already oversaturated with rain from the previous week.

Damage following the excessive rain has rendered pastures stripped and unfit for feeding livestock and roads closed until they dry out.  According to Valley, Nebraska meteorologist Van De Wald, around 50 roads in Butler County remain underwater.

The citizens of the counties are already recovering and preparing for the massive influx of visitors in anticipation of the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

“We haven’t had five inches straight like that for most of this year, so for this area that was a very substantial rain,” a representative of the Crane Trust in Hall County Nebraska tells The Flightline. “It might be a little marshy for a while; it depends on how much more rain we get. We’re looking at the solar eclipse event, so we’ve mowed everything really short as far as the trail and we don’t see it as any major impact on us.”

Maria Koliopoulos

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