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South Platte River 2009

The South Platte River is at its highest level in years. What was once a couple of streams flowing between large, lush sandbanks and islands, is now a full-fledged river. These pictures were taken right around the bridge in Ogallala between the interstate at Arby's.

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    The South Platte River, looking south from the north bank just to the east of the bridge in Ogallala. That foliage used to be an island, surrounded by sand. At some points in the past few years, you could actualaly walk across the river. Now, it's way too deep for that.
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    This is the bridge that spans the river at Ogallala. On one of the pillars you can see a measurement. This happens to be higher than it has been in years.
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    The South Platte River, looking south from the north side of the Bridge at Ogallala. What used to be a couple of streams traveling through town is now a full-fledged river.
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    South Platte River, looking west from the bridge at Ogallala. Again, all those trees and foliage were sitting on islands that were comfortably dry just last year.
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    South Platte River looking south from the north bank on the west side of the bridge at Ogallala.
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    South Platte River looking south from the north bank on the west side of the bridge at Ogallala.