|1951 Lawrence Flood||/News/Weather/Floods/1951 Lawrence Flood|
By and large Lawrence avoided any major damage from Wednesday morning's heavy rains and flash flooding. There were, however, a couple of road closings, weather-related automobile accidents and buildings that flooded. By Giles Bruce
Heavy rain from morning thunderstorms caused flooding across Lawrence and the Douglas County area on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Lawrence and Douglas County and surrounding areas until 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. Other areas covered by the advisory are northern Franklin County, northern Osage County, Shawnee County and southern Jefferson County. One to three inches of rain has fallen over the area with an additional one to two inches expected. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads.
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.
This year’s flooding on the Missouri River is officially over.
A deep hole in North Lawrence can get kind of tricky.
The National Weather Service has placed Douglas County and surrounding counties under a flash flood watch through Saturday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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 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.
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.
A downpour hit Lawrence Monday afternoon, causing flooding and some traffic problems across the city.
More than three inches of rain fell in parts of Douglas County in a two-hour period late Friday afternoon.
Emergency crews retrieved a car from the flooded intersection of 13th and Brook Streets on Friday, May 15, 2009.
Heavy rain resulted in high water at 13th and Oregon Streets on Friday, May 15, 2009.
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 closed 13th and Haskell Streets and stalled a Lawrence Police cruiser.