Floods in Nebraska


Whether it's a flash flood or a slow onset flood, excessive amounts of water can cause significant damage. Nebraska Extension is your trusted source for flood-related information. Our campus and county-based experts are ready to help you get the answers you need.

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Well Water After a Flood

If you're concerned your private well may have been contaminated by flood water, here are some considerations for protecting your well, testing your water, and how to treat it if necessary.

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Coping with Stress During a Crisis

Is your family trying to cope with the added challenges brought on by Mother Nature this week? This article offers tips for helping your family cope, based on UNL research with more than 24,000 families. Stay Strong! Stay Resilient!

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Flooding and Stored Grain

Flood-damaged grain is considered adulterated due to the potential for chemicals and other contaminants in the water. It's also at higher risk for mold damage. This Iowa State University story discusses how to manage this grain while protecting the remaining good stored grain.

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Additional Resources


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Businesses & Communities


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Seeking Community Hosts for Student Projects

The University of Nebraska is seeking community leaders to serve as hosts for a new summer program that will send students to assist in recovery efforts from the recent devastating floods.

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Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities Workshop

This course teaches community leaders and emergency managers in rural communities how to plan for and execute disaster recovery efforts. Upon implementation, this course will assist rural communities with expediting disaster recovery efforts and facilitating the long-term economic success of their communities.

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Removing Sand Deposits

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality offers several options for sand removal, one of which requires US Army Corps approval.

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