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Archive for Monday, September 10, 2012

40 years ago: Grant Township cleans up after flooding

September 10, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 10, 1972:

Cleanup and assessment continued in the wake of flooding this week in Grant Township. Early figures indicated that up to $100,000 in damage might have been caused to crops, roads, and a commercial fish-raising business. Walt Massey of Kaw Valley Fish Farms, Inc., a few miles north of Lawrence Municipal Airport, said that damage to dikes and loss of fish probably totaled about $80,000. Mud Creek was back within its banks today, but the flooding from the heavy rainstorm had left standing water in several fields. Rushing water had also caused damage to some local roads, cutting away the shoulders and carrying much of the debris into nearby fields. Cleanup and repair costs were expected to put a strain on the township budget.

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