Storm brings another inch of rain to Wellington; Arkansas River flooding in Oxford

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — How’s that saying go? When it rains it pours.Another inch of rain dowsed the Sumner County area early Tuesday morning. Several people experienced electrical outages in Wellington – but not a significant amount.Cliff Zens, Wellinton Interim Director of Electric Production/Distribution, said there was an electrical outage south of the railroad tracks. Other than that there were isolated cases of fuses getting blown due to the high amount lightening with the storm.Director of Public Works Jeremy Jones said the street department received a couple of calls from significant tree damage blocking streets, but not much more.According to the “official” Sumner Newscow weatherman, Wellington received one inch of rain as of 6 a.m. this morning. On August 4, Wellington received 1.4 inches, 6/10s of an inch on Aug. 3, .3 inches on Aug. 2. Total for the month of August is 3.3 inches of rain!Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said the lake level is now at 28 inches below normal. We are still not there yet, but we’re getting closer.“That doesn’t count the runoff from last night’s storm,” Collins said. “But we have made great strides. We were at 40 inches below normal level just a couple of weeks ago.”As was mentioned, Oxford is receiving some flooding from the Arkansas River. As of Tuesday, Aug. 6, the flood warning by the National Weather Service is still in effect. The flood stage is 17.0 feet and the river is currently at 18.9 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecasted. Low lying agricultural fields have flooded north of the river gage site.The NWS said the river will fall to below flood stage by Wednesday morning, and be at 16.0 feet on Thursday.The latest U.S. Drought Monitor is down to a level 1, meaning it is abnormally dry (see site here). Level 5 is the most severe which is what the bulk of western Kansas is facing. That data was released on July 30. Perhaps for the first time in quite awhile, Sumner County may be taken off the drought list when the next survey comes out. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

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