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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Forecast calls for river to reach flood stage

  • A National Weather Service forecast predicts the Missouri River will reach its flood stage early next week in Leavenworth.
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  • A National Weather Service forecast predicts the Missouri River will reach its flood stage early next week in Leavenworth.
    The river had risen to 13.75 feet Thursday afternoon near the boat ramp at Riverfront Park in Leavenworth. The river's flood stage in Leavenworth is 20 feet.
    A NWS forecast Thursday predicted the river will rise during the next few days, cresting at 20.9 feet Tuesday morning.
    Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said lowland along the river could flood if the river reaches 20.9 feet.
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Missouri River at Leavenworth.

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