Heavy Rain Results in July Flooding

 
 
 

Multiple Rounds of Heavy Rain Lead to Flooding

A stationary front was situated near the Oklahoma state line for several days leading to below normal temperatures across much of the central plains.  A series of subtle upper level disturbances moving over the Rockies allowed very most air from the Gulf of Mexico to be lifted north of the front resulting in multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms across eastern Kansas.  Weekly rainfall amounts of 5-10+ inches resulted in areas of flooding Sunday-Tuesday across portions of the central plains.  Numerous roads remained closed on the morning of July 30, 2013 while multiple rivers remain out of their banks.

 


 

Surface Map as of 7:00 am July 26-28th, 2013

7:00 AM EST July 26, 2013

7:00 AM EST July 27, 2013

7:00 AM EST July 28, 2013

 

Precipitation Estimates Over the Past 5 Days

 



 Images of Flooding Across the Area

 

 Gypsum Creek looking south toward the K-4/Gypsum Valley Road intersection.  Photo taken at 7:45 AM on July 30, 2013 by Lyman Bearden.

Gypsum Creek looking south toward the K-4/Gypsum Valley Road intersection.  Photo taken at 7:45 AM on July 30, 2013 by Lyman Bearden.

Flooding in Sedgwick, Kansas.  Photo taken Tuesday morning by KWCH viewer Justin W. Young.

 Flooding in Lindsborg, KS.  Photo courtesy KAKE.

Photo taken in Halstead, KS on Tuesday morning 7/30/2013.  Photo courtesy Lori Harvey.

 
Flooding in Halstead, KS.  Photo courtesy Lori Harvey.

 

Flooding in Halstead, KS.  Photo courtesy Lori Harvey.

Flooding in Halstead, KS.  Photo courtesy Lori Harvey.

Flooding in Halstead, KS.  Photo courtesy Lori Harvey.

  Photo of the Little Arkansas River near Murdock and Waco.  Photo courtesy Jan Doran.

Photo of the Little Ark looking east into Sedgwick, KS on 4th St.  Photo courtesy Erica Parton.

North of Inman. Picture taken by Kim Ray Baldwin

North of Inman. Picture taken by Kim Ray Baldwin

 
 

Hydrographs

Current hydrologic information can be found here

 

A hydrograph of the Smoky Hill River at Lindsborg on the morning of 7-30-2013.

Minor flooding was occurring


A hydrograph of the Cottonwood river near Florence, KS on the morning of 7-30-2013.

Minor flooding was occurring


A hydrograph of the Cottonwood River at Cottonwood Falls on the morning of 7-30-2013.

Moderate flooding was forecast

 


 

 

 

  



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