NP Dodge Park Boat Ramp, Campground Not Likely To Open For Holiday Weekend

By: Katie Stukey Email
By: Katie Stukey Email

It's been a tough season for Omaha's NP Dodge Park. Right now, officials are monitoring the water level, but said the outlook isn't too promising for the holiday weekend.

The public boat ramp and the campground are closed. The camping areas are always the first place to flood when water levels rise, which is a concern. As for the boat ramp, park staff told WOWT 6 News they're trying to get it open in time for the 4th of July, but that doesn't appear likely.

The water level along the Missouri River had dropped for nearly a week, before it started inching up again on Monday. By late Wednesday, the river is expected to climb to almost 25 feet, which is four feet below flood stage and higher than normal.

That being said, staff said the water is expected to drop almost six feet by Friday. By Sunday, it should be down to 17 feet, which is a comfortable 12 feet away from flood stage.

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