The Missouri River was still in a flood stage Friday in the Leavenworth area. But the floodwaters were receding.
After being on the rise during the week, the river crested early Friday morning at a depth of 21.89 feet.

The Missouri River was still in a flood stage Friday in the Leavenworth area. But the floodwaters were receding.

After being on the rise during the week, the river crested early Friday morning at a depth of 21.89 feet.

By 7 p.m. Friday, the river had dropped at a depth of 21.58 feet.

The river did not reach the flood levels that had been predicted earlier in the week in some forecasts.

A National Weather Service forecast Friday afternoon predicted the river would drop below 20 feet tonight. This would take the river out of its flood stage for the Leavenworth area.

Stranger Creek already had dropped out of its flood stage Friday after flooding earlier in the week in the Easton area.

The creek reaches its flood stage for the area at 17 feet. The creek crested early Thursday morning at 19.79 feet.

By 6:30 p.m. Friday, the creek had dropped to 6.71 feet.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said floodwaters that receded in the Easton area moved downstream. He said this caused the flooding of some roads Friday morning in central Leavenworth County.

The flooding of Stranger Creek and the Missouri River came after 3.5-4 inches of rain fell in Leavenworth County during the past week.

And Magaha said about the same amount of rain had fallen in Leavenworth County a week earlier.

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