The Leavenworth County Commission has been receiving reports from residents regarding flooding issues. And the chairman says city staff members are looking into the complaints.

The Leavenworth County Commission has been receiving reports from residents regarding flooding issues. And the chairman says city staff members are looking into the complaints.

Commissioner Clyde Graeber brought up the matter at the conclusion of Thursday’s County Commission meeting.

Graeber said he has been receiving a lot of reports about flooding.

“We all are,” Commissioner Bob Holland said.

Commissioners said after the meeting the complaints concern the flooding of things such as roads and backyards.

Areas of Leavenworth County received as much as six inches of rain Monday night and Tuesday morning. Leavenworth County remained under a flood warning Thursday because of flooding along portions of Stranger Creek.

“We’ve had some very unusual rain patterns I would say,” Commission Chairman Doug Smith said.

Graeber said some of the photographs of flooding he has seen are alarming.

Smith said various county departments are following up on the reports to see if they involve issues that can be addressed by the county government or matters that are the responsibility of property owners.

Public Works Director Dave Lutgen said after the meeting that his department has been contacted about flooding in yards and garages.

He said Public Works Department officials have not yet come across a case of flooding on private property in which they believed the problem could be addressed by the county.

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