While minor flooding is expected to continue along areas of the Platte River, officials say it is less severe than it could have been due to the drought stretching across much of the state.
The National Weather Service says the dry river bed and surrounding land has soaked up some of the floodwaters making their way through the state from Colorado's swollen South Platte River.
However, the dry land has not been enough to keep all areas from seeing flood conditions. Flooding has occurred in several areas further west in Nebraska, but officials say they expect only minor flooding as the floodwaters continue to head east.
The floodwaters are currently hitting the Kearney area and is expected to crest Thursday at 6.9 feet.
The river is expected to approach flood stage near Grand Island on Friday.
Some damage has been reported in several counties along the South Platte, North Platte and Platte River, but officials say they don't expect to know the full extent of the damage until a few days, or even weeks have passed.