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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • River crests in 'action' stage

  • The Missouri River has started to drop after rising into what is known as its "action" stage in Leavenworth, according to a National Weather Service website.
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  • The Missouri River has started to drop after rising into what is known as its "action" stage in Leavenworth, according to a National Weather Service website.
    As of 2 p.m. Friday, the river was at 17.3 feet in Leavenworth after cresting at 18.08 feet Thursday.
    The river reaches its action stage in Leavenworth at 17 feet.
    The action stage is one step below the river's flood stage.
    In Leavenworth, the Missouri River reaches its minor flood stage at 20 feet.
    A NWS forecast predicted Friday that the river will continue to drop before starting to rise again Saturday night. The forecast predicted the river will crest again Sunday at 16 feet.
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