Heavy rain caused Stranger Creek to rise over the weekend in Leavenworth County. But the creek did not reach its flood stage.

Heavy rain caused Stranger Creek to rise over the weekend in Leavenworth County. But the creek did not reach its flood stage.

The county received between one inch and 1.5 inches of rain, according to Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

Stranger Creek rose to a depth of 15.62 feet Sunday in the Easton area. This placed the creek into what is known as its action stage for the Easton area, according to the National Weather Service.

The creek enters its action stage at 12 feet, but it does not enter flood stage until reaching 17 feet.

The creek dropped out of the action stage Sunday evening. By 12:30 p.m. Monday, the creek had dropped to 5.89 feet in Easton.

“It’s still kind of full today at Dempsey (Road),” Buchanan said.

Dempsey Road is located in central Leavenworth County.

Buchanan said the rain was needed in the county following a dry period.

A NWS website indicates the Missouri River also has been rising in the Leavenworth area since the weekend. But the river remained well below its action stage Monday.

At 1 p.m. Monday, the river was at a depth of 9.43 feet.

The river reaches its action stage for the Leavenworth area at 17 feet. It reaches flood stage at 20 feet.