Archive for Wednesday, April 28, 1999


April 28, 1999


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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