Storms bring torrential rain & severe threats to area
Saturday Aug. 24 a storm system hammered the north central Kansas area, packing severe weather in all forms and torrential rainfall to an area already partially saturated by rain earlier in the week.
The National Weather Service rainfall graph indicated that the majority of Lincoln County received 1.5 to two inches of rain in the 24-hour period ending Sunday morning, Aug. 25, but the southwest corner of the county received considerably more rain with an additional storm that moved through the area Saturday evening. The Wilson Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported 4.3 inches Sunday morning.
The latest rain is just one of many that have hindered progress reopening campsites that have been closed throughout the summer due to flooding and damage that occurred with over 10 inches of rain in May, right as the summer camping season was beginning.
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