Floodwaters had receded in northern Leavenworth County, but flooding continued along Stranger Creek in the central part of the county, according to a spokeswoman for Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

Floodwaters had receded in northern Leavenworth County, but flooding continued along Stranger Creek in the central part of the county, according to a spokeswoman for Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

Leavenworth County remained under a flood warning Thursday, but the warning was scheduled to expire in the evening.

Following heavy rains Monday night and Tuesday morning, Stranger Creek flooded.

The creek reached 21.11 feet Wednesday morning at Easton. The creek reaches its flood stage for this area at 17 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

By Wednesday evening, the creek had dropped below its flood stage in the Easton area.

But the floodwaters flowed downstream, causing the creek to flood in the central part of the county.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the flooding in this part of the county resulted in a section of County Road 8, or Dempsey Road, being closed.

In the southern part of the county, Stranger Creek was on the rise Thursday afternoon.

By 2 p.m., the creek was at 20.4 feet near Tonganoxie. The creek reaches its flood stage in this part of the county at 23 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

A forecast on a NWS website predicted the creek would rise to 20.7 feet Thursday evening near Tonganoxie before beginning to drop.

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