This week has been a soaker in Saline County and most of southeast Nebraska.
The Dorchester Times' official rain gauge collected around 4.90" for the week as of late Saturday morning.
Here's a look at rainfall totals across our immediate region according to the NE RAIN reporting program:
- Swanton area: 5.93"
- Wilber area: 5.55"
- DeWitt area: 5.20"
- Dorchester area: 5.00"
- Friend area: 4.55"
- Milford area: 4.48"
- Tobias area: 4.46"
At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, the Big Blue River's stage near Crete was 21.5 feet, or 0.5 feet above flood stage. The river will continue rising to near 24.0 feet by this evening.
The river will fall below flood stage Monday morning.