Stranger Creek crested Wednesday and floodwaters were starting to recede in the Easton area, according to the National Weather Service.


After being on the rise for two days, the creek crested early Wednesday morning at 21.38 feet. The creek enters its flood stage for the Easton area at 17 feet.


By 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the creek had dropped to 20.85, which still placed it in what is considered a moderate flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.


Flooding from the creek resulted in several roadways being closed due to high water including Kansas 192 Highway in Easton.


Stranger Creek flows from northern Leavenworth County to the south end of the county.


At 1 p.m. Wednesday, the creek was still rising near Tonganoxie. At that point, the creek had reached a depth of 22.17 feet. The creek reaches its flood stage for this area at 23 feet.


Forecasters were predicting Wednesday that the creek would crest near Tonganoxie at 24.1 feet, according to the National Weather Service.


The creek began rising after significant rainfall in the area.


Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said there is a chance for additional rain today which could cause the creek to rise again.


The Missouri River also has been on the rise in recent days in the Leavenworth area. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, the river was at a depth of 17.73 feet, which placed it in its action stage for the area.


Forecasters were predicting the river would crest at 18 feet, which would be below flood stage.


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


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