- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Officials say Papio-Missouri River NRD Elkhorn River access parks in eastern Nebraska will not reopen as planned Saturday.

The parks have been closed due to high water in the river causing potentially hazardous boating conditions.

NRD General Manager John Winkler says in a news release that unexpected heavy rain overnight Friday and early Saturday has again raised water levels in the Elkhorn River. Winkler says officials hate to close the sites during the Father’s Day weekend, but “public safety has to rule the day.”

The sites remaining closed include Elkhorn Crossing near 252nd Street and Bennington Road, Graske Crossing off West Dodge Road and the West Maple Road site.

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