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Flood warnings... drive carefully to Ninnescah!

With all of deluge of rain that we have had lately (record rains and record LOW temperatures for the month of July!!), there are flood warnings for the Ninnescah and Arkansas rivers. Please be especially careful on the rural roads when driving to Ninnescah.  It should be a very interesting night at the field station!

Mary Liz 

Statement as of 10:54 AM CDT on July 30, 2013

The National Weather Service in Wichita, KS has issued a 

* Flood Warning for 
the Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick.
* Until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 10:00 am Tuesday the stage was 21.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
to rise to near 23.0 feet by this evening.The river will fall below
flood stage by early Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 23.0 feet... river overlow spreads across agricultural 
fields and begins to flow across 109th street just 0.2 miles east 
of Ridge Road. 

                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Wed Thu Fri
Sedgwick 22.0 21.3 Tue 10 am 21.1 17.9 10.3


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