A flood warning was issued as the Missouri River began to rise over the Labor Day weekend in the Leavenworth area. But the flood warning already has been canceled.

A flood warning was issued as the Missouri River began to rise over the Labor Day weekend in the Leavenworth area. But the flood warning already has been canceled.

The river began to rise Sunday.

By 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, it had reached a depth of 19.59 feet at Leavenworth. But it appeared the river had started to recede later that afternoon. By 3 p.m., the river was at 19.56 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river did not reach the flood stage for the Leavenworth area, but it was in what is known as the action stage.

The river reaches its minor flood stage at a depth of 20 feet.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the rise of the river was the result of heavy rain that fell upstream.

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