posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 10:20 PM
I read the OP and it says Weather Channel.
Here is a link to what the Weather Channel has for Nemaha County, NE
Nemaha County, NE
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSOURI RIVER AT BROWNVILLE. * AT 8:15 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 44.8 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 33.0 FEET. *
RECORD FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 44.8 FEET BY AFTER MIDNIGHT
TOMORROW. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER. * IMPACT... AT 44.0 FEET... WATER NEARS THE TOP OF THE FEDERAL LEVEES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE
The word Levee does appear on the page,
but only as a warning.
From what I can understand of the paragraph above,
a flood stage of 33 feet meeting a waterlevel of 44.8 feet
does not require the levee to fail for everything to flood and the levee to be destroyed.