On June 4, 2015, a large thunderstorm stalled over Niobrara County, dumping around six inches of rain. The Niobara River, which often runs dry, overflowed, washing out the nearby highway and collapsed a bridge. Fourteen homes were completely destroyed and another 145 experienced major or minor damage. Residents were under water restrictions, but banded together to help one another out. The town vowed to get back on its feet and back in business as soon as they could.