The Missouri River and Stranger Creek reached flood stages Wednesday in Leavenworth County.

The Missouri River and Stranger Creek reached flood stages Wednesday in Leavenworth County.

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Missouri River was at a depth of 20.03 feet in the Leavenworth area. The river reaches its flood stage for this area at 20 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Wednesday afternoon, a NWS forecast was predicting the river will crest Friday morning at 24.1 feet.

When the river reaches 22.3 feet, water enters Riverfront Park and South Second Street floods near the Leavenworth’s Wastewater Plant. When the river reaches 23.4 feet, an area north of Fort Leavenworth known as Hildebrandt Island begins to flood, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS frequently updates its forecast for the river. And predictions about the depth at which the river will crest may change.

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Stranger Creek was at a depth of 18.93 feet at Easton. The creek reaches its flood stage in this area at 17 feet.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said several roads along the creek were closed Wednesday afternoon.

In southern Leavenworth County, Stranger Creek has been on the rise. But the most recent forecast does not predict the creek will reach its flood stage near Tonganoxie.

Magaha said a rising Kansas River also may cause problems in southwest Leavenworth County. He said a flood warning has been issued for the Kansas River in Lawrence in neighboring Douglas County.

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