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Corps changing Missouri River management plan after flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it will change its approach to managing the Missouri River following a summer of record flooding that damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, led to millions of dollars in road repairs and forced communities to scramble to build temporary levees.

Missouri River flooding declared officially over

This year’s flooding on the Missouri River is officially over.

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City sewer project in North Lawrence sparks controversy

A deep hole in North Lawrence can get kind of tricky.

Flash flood watch issued for Douglas County through Saturday morning, more residents without power

The National Weather Service has placed Douglas County and surrounding counties under a flash flood watch through Saturday morning.

Senators ask Corps of Engineers for Missouri River flood plan

Senators from seven states lining the Missouri River on Monday asked the Army Corps of Engineers to outline plans for next year's flood preparations.

Missouri River flooding will last until autumn in some places

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin reducing the amount of water being released from dams into the swollen Missouri River in August, but flooding will likely linger into the fall in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, officials said Friday.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce dam releases on flooded Missouri River

Big releases of water that have created massive Missouri River flooding should slowly begin to decline starting at the end of July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday.

FEMA has spent more than $2 billion on flood buyouts since 1993

Standing in the front yard of her former childhood home, Claudia Boyce looks across the street to the site of the wooden-framed Methodist church where people had gathered along the banks of the Missouri River since 1878. There's no trace of it now. Gone, too, is her family's yellow, two-story home, the Baptist church to her right, the row of neighbors' homes to her left, even most of the trees.

Insurance agents complain FEMA creating confusion on flood policies

Insurance agents in states along the swollen Missouri River basin say federal officials are causing widespread confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the river flooding that began this month.

Engineers anticipating more levee failures along Missouri River

Several hundred thousand acres of rich Midwestern farmland and even some urban areas near the Missouri River are at risk of flooding this summer during months of historically high water that experts fear will overwhelm some levees, especially older ones.

Kansas River safe from flooding for now

It's our last full day of spring, and it's going to feel like summer. We're topping out at 85 today with variable winds at 5 to 10 mph. We'll still have clouds in the region but also plenty of sunshine. ...

Kansas River floods in Lawrence, parks close due to high water

The Kansas River reached flood stage Friday, June 3, 2011. Burcham Park, Riverfront Park and lower Constant Park were all closed due to high water.

First storm of the season brings flooding to streets of Lawrence

The first severe thunderstorm of the season brought strong winds, heavy rain and some small hail to Lawrence, and there was still snow on the ground. The rains caused street flooding in parts of Lawrence and even forced emergency managers to rescue stranded motorists at the intersection of 23rd and Ousdahl streets.

City cleaning up after flooding

City crews spent time Thursday cleaning up what was left of the flood waters that fell on Lawrence Wednesday. Crews worked to repair a sink hole that formed in Watson Park.

Heavy rain floods Lawrence streets

Slow-moving storms that passed through Douglas County Wednesday left many streets flooded and a good number of drivers stranded. More than two inches of rain fell on the area.

Heavy rain hits Lawrence

A downpour hit Lawrence Monday afternoon, causing flooding and some traffic problems across the city.

Douglas County afflicted by floods on Friday

More than three inches of rain fell in parts of Douglas County in a two-hour period late Friday afternoon.

Flooding requires water rescue

Emergency crews retrieved a car from the flooded intersection of 13th and Brook Streets on Friday, May 15, 2009.

Thirteenth and Oregon Streets see high water

Heavy rain resulted in high water at 13th and Oregon Streets on Friday, May 15, 2009.

City and county monitoring flooding conditions

Local government employees are keeping a close eye on the forecast. While there's a risk of flooding, there's another threat that has arisen from heavy rainfall.

High water closes 13th and Haskell

High water closed 13th and Haskell Streets and stalled a Lawrence Police cruiser.