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River Flooding Predicted for Northeast and North Central Kansas

The muddy Kansas River surges past City Hall in Lawrence, KS on June 5th, 2015. Photo by Dan Mantyla.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued flood warnings for the following rivers and streams in Kansas:

* The Kansas River at Lawrence from late Friday night to Sunday morning. At 9:00 AM Friday the stage was 15.8 feet. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. The NWS predicts that the Kansas River will rise above flood stage by early Saturday morning and continue to rise to near 18.7 feet by Saturday early afternoon.

* A flood warning has also been issued for the Kansas River at Lecompton until Sunday morning. At 8:30 AM Friday the stage was 14.9 feet. Flood stage is 17.0 feet. The forecast is for the river to rise above flood stage by Friday afternoon and continue to rise to near 19.7 feet by Saturday morning.
 
* The Appanoose Creek in northwest Franklin County is also reportedly flooding this morning with flooding likely to continue through the morning in Lecompton, Clinton, Carbondale, Ottawa, Scranton, Pomona and Clinton Lake.
 
* The flood alert includes sections of the Kansas Turnpike between mile markers 165 and 197.
 
* A flash flood watch remains in effect until 1:00 pm for Douglas, Geary, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Brown, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties.
 
 

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