The Missouri River at Omaha has fallen below flood stage for the first time since late May.
The shrinking river fell below 29 feet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and continued dropping to 28.88 feet by late afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
The river level is expected to fluctuate about one- to two-tenths of a foot for the rest of the weekend, said Scott Dergan, meteorologist with the weather service office in Valley, Neb.
Dergan said the flood warning will remain in effect for river communities until the Missouri River is “a good deal below flood stage.”
“Just because it's below 29 feet doesn't mean the all-clear can be sounded,” Dergan said.