Spencer Water Removes Buildings from Niobrara

picture credit Kenna Sedivy from facebook

Rushing water from the Spencer, Nebraska dam break sent several large Niobrara buildings down the river Thursday after a large ice dam diverted water through the west end of the town at around 2PM.  Knox County Emergency Manager Laura Hintz says an ice dam nearly 1.5 miles long sent floodwaters to the Highway 14 and Highway 12 junction where they destroyed a number of buildings and put the Mormon Canal Bridge underwater.  Hintz says the County will have to wait for water to recede to inspect damage and decide on their next step.