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Archive for Wednesday, April 28, 1999

KAW FORECAST TO CREST

April 28, 1999

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The Kansas River is expected to crest just above flood stage today at Lecompton and Lawrence.

The river is expected to crest at 18 feet -- a foot above flood stage -- at Lecompton sometime this morning, and at 18.5 feet -- 1/2-foot above flood stage -- in Lawrence this afternoon, said Mike Akulow, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Topeka.

"There could be some low-lying flooding again, outside of the (Kansas River) levy," he said.

Officially, Lawrence received 1.67 inches between Sunday and Tuesday evening, he said.

"We've had a lot of other areas reporting amounts in that range as well," he said.

Forecasters were calling for dry conditions through Saturday.

  • Forecast details. Page 8E.

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