A day after heavy rainfall in the area, Stranger Creek was in what is known as its action stage in Easton, according to the National Weather Service.


But the creek crested Tuesday morning without reaching its flood stage.


Stranger Creek crested in the Easton area at 14.93 feet. The creek reaches its minor flood stage at 17 feet, according to a NWS website.


“We were monitoring it,” said Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.


Stranger Creek flows from the north end of Leavenworth County to the south end, emptying into the Kansas River.


The creek also rose in southern Leavenworth County as a result of the recent rainfall. But the creek crested early Tuesday morning near Tonganoxie without entering its action stage for that area, according to the NWS.


“We got some pretty good rain (Monday),” Magaha said.


He said areas of the county received about two inches of rain.


The rainfall came after several days of dangerous fire conditions in Leavenworth County. Magaha said the rain probably will help areas with vegetation to start to “green up.”


But he said the danger of grass fires is not over.


“There’s still a lot of dead vegetation you need to be cognizant of,” he said.


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