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Agriculture production could see big impact from flooding

NORFOLK, Nebraska (KTIV) – Communities, homes, and agriculture may be dramatically affected as flooding continues in Siouxland.

Eighteen to 24 inches of record-breaking snowmelt has covered the eastern portion of Nebraska.

This massive snowmelt has increased river flows.

Systems in place to prevent water from flowing downstream have failed due to being plugged with ice.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says one of their big concerns is the impact this will have on Agricultural Production.

”This is calving season in Nebraska. We fear that there would be significant mortality on livestock,” said Bryan Tuma, the Assistant Director for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

NEMA says they expect to see an increase in flooding in the next couple of days.

Danielle Saitta

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