The Missouri River is under a flood warning in the Leavenworth area.

The Missouri River is under a flood warning in the Leavenworth area.

The river already has reached flood stage. And forecasters believe the river could rise higher later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

By 7 a.m. today, the river was at 21.51 feet in the Leavenworth area.

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

The current Missouri River forecast predicts the river will crest this morning. The river then will recede to 21 feet by Wednesday morning.

But forecasters predict the river will start to rise again and crest Friday at 23.9 feet.

When the river reaches 22.3 feet, water enters the campground area of Riverfront Park. Second Street also floods near the city of Leavenworth’s wastewater treatment plant, according to the National Weather Service.

The river has flooded several times this year.

On March 23, the river reached 31.3 feet, which was the second worst flood on record for the Leavenworth area.

On June 1, the river reached 28.66 feet, which was the fourth worst flood on record for the area.

The campground at Riverfront Park typically is open from April 1 to Oct. 31. But the campground has never opened this year because of flooding.

The current flooding from the river comes after storms passed through the region last week.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the Lansing area received about 2.75 inches of rain Friday and Saturday. Other areas of the county received between 1.5 and 1.75 inches.

There is a chance for more rain tonight and Wednesday. And rain may return to the area during the weekend.

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