Some Platte River floodwaters diverted

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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 am

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwaters have surged to record heights in western Nebraska over the past few days, but the damage could have been worse if some of the water hadn't been diverted out of the rivers.

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources worked with a half dozen irrigation districts along the South Platte, North Platte and Platte Rivers to divert water once it became clear the river would flood.

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