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Flooding Damage Limited In Northeastern Colorado

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Ole Johnson uses heavy machinery to build a wall between the South Platte River and his property (credit: CBS)

Ole Johnson uses heavy machinery to build a wall between the South Platte River and his property (credit: CBS)

JULESBURG, Colo. (AP) — Damage from flooding in far northeastern Colorado has been limited so far but more water is still coming.

Volunteers in Ovid had to scramble to fill sandbags and build a dike in the lowest part of town of about 300 people after midnight Wednesday. Sedgwick County emergency management director Mark Turner says they were able to prevent more serious flooding.

He says the South Platte River stayed within its banks when it reached Julesburg later.

A highway south of the town of Sedgwick is closed because of flooding. Some corn and bean fields have also been flooded and those crops will likely be lost.

A smaller surge of water is expected to follow because of recent rain in the foothills. It could still pose a problem because the ground is already saturated.

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