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Numerous rounds of heavy rainfall affected much the lower Missouri River Valley between Wednesday June 27 and Saturday July 1, resulting in widespread flooding across the region. Some of the harder hit areas include locations along the Marais des Cygne river including Osawatomie and La Cygne Kansas and into Bates county of Missouri...locations along the South Grand river in Missouri...including the town of Urich...and Big Creek in Missouri...including the Blairstown area. 

 Five day rainfall totals have been extraordinary, especially from Linn County Kansas across Bates and extreme southern Cass counties in Missouri. Here are some select storm total amounts:

Location         County              Rainfall Total

Pleasanton        Linn, KS        15.80
Mound City        Linn, KS        15.01
La Cygne          Linn, KS        14.90
Trading Post      Linn, KS        13.28
Butler            Bates, MO       12.11
Drexel            Cass, MO        12.10
Harrisonville     Cass, MO        11.85
Stanley           Johnson, KS     10.62
Urich             Henry, MO       10.02
Paola             Miami, KS        9.86
Osawatomie        Miami, KS        8.70
NWS Pt. Hill      Cass, MO         8.19
Clinton           Henry, MO        7.30
Whiteman AFB      Johnson, MO      6.54
Otterville        Cooper, MO       6.29
Higginsville      Lafayette, MO    6.26
Olathe            Johnson, KS      6.14
Lee’s Summit      Jackson, MO      5.72
KC Downtown Arpt  Jackson, MO      1.95
KC Intl Arpt      Platte, MO       1.69
St. Joseph Arpt   Buchanan, MO     0.87


 Total Rainfall From June 27 - July 1

 Graphic showing five day precipitation totals

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Special thanks to the countless observers who reported into the National Weather Service,
helping to provide life saving information to the citizens of western Missouri and eastern Kansas.

Rainfall Estimated Precipitation
 Broken Into 24 Hr Periods June 27-July 1

Rainfall Totals 7am June 27-7am June 28th

Rainfall Totals 7am June 28-7am June 29th

Rainfall Totals 7am June 29-7am June 30th

 Rainfall Totals 7am June 30-7am July 1st

Pictures From the Flooding Event

 Marais des Cygnes river near its crest along K-7/US hwy bridge
 Water rises near leeves and dikes. Some underground water rises south of leeves
 Appoximately 3:30pm on July 1
 Close up
 NW view at Marais des Cygnes. Water barely held by the levees
 At 3:32pm, the Pottawatomie river invades town. The water has risen above the windows at around 4pm
 South of Osawatomie’s Pottawatomie river. Church is under the water  Overflow of Marais des Cynes (east side of K-7/US-169)
 More view  Osawatomie exit toward Drexel, Mo

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