Being Prepared:

Hard to believe that in only in a few more weeks we will be coming up on the anniversary of the March flood of 2019. Fear, sadness, stress and anxiety were just a few of the emotions the Wood River residents went through together. With any traumatic experiences we want to grow from it and learn from our experiences.
In hopes of calming yours (and ours) nerves & anxiety for this coming spring we would like to share some of the things that as a town and fire department, we have done to help prevent and detour much of the flooding if we were to get the same in 2020. The goals have been broken down into 3 different parts. The first part were things we could do and start on immediately afterwards in 2019. The second part is projects we can start on and are still working on now as weather and money are proficient. The third part is set up as long-term goals that will take place in the future. Read More…

Welcome to Wood River

We are a centrally located community that will fit your

small town needs with a larger town convenience.

An ideal place to raise a family and to get involved.



Our Mayor Welcomes You!

Mayor Greg Cramer would like to welcome you to Wood River, Nebraska, a small community with many great qualities. Our grocery store, bank, restaurants, and many other businesses in Wood River will provide you with all the services you will need to have a great quality of life in Central Nebraska. Most of our business have been family owned for several generations, which says a lot about our community. Wood River has an exceptional educational system with an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. In addition, we have an excellent local library located in downtown. It has a new Aquatic Center for family summer fun.  Our Good Samaritan Center is a great facility for the older generation that need special care and we also offer reduced-income housing units for those on budget incomes. Our town is constantly growing and is a great place to raise a family or to just get away from the big city hassle. Visit our website and see what all Wood River has to offer.


Housing Study – Summary

Housing Study – Full Study

Comprehensive Plan

 Community Housing Study 2015