Niobrara National Scenic River is currently experiencing some fast moving water!
According to the Niobrara NSR Facebook page, the current CFS (cubic feet per second) as of Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, is 2260 and dropping. So far, the western section of the scenic river is floatable between the Fort Niobrara Launch near Cornell Dam to Rocky Ford. However, due to the increased speed of the water, floaters should be looking ahead and planning their stops in advance.
Between Brewer Bridge Landing and Rocky Ford there are several trees in the river, visitors should avoid these if possible. Again be looking ahead and planning to portage or maneuver around the trees.
From Rocky Ford to Hwy. 137 Bridge it is recommended that novice floaters avoid this section of water until the CFS drops due to potential hazards. Potential hazards include, rapids, trees, and a hanging fence.
For more information please visit https://www.nps.gov/niob/planyourvisit/conditions.htm or call 402-376-1901. USGS Conditions located here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=06461500
NPS/ John White, 5/25/2019
Picture: Eglehoffs Rapid, CFS 2300