[melvern lake]WEATHER： Flood warnings cleared; reservoir releases remain elevated; short list of Lyon County roads
Flood warnings are over for the KVOE listening area.
The National Weather Service canceled the warnings for the Neosho River at Emporia and Americus late Friday. The Neosho at Emporia crested at 21.91 feet Friday morning and fell rapidly after causing moderate flooding near the gauge. The Neosho at Americus was as high as 23.92 feet, causing minor flooding, and also falling rapidly after cresting.
Area reservoirs are continuing above-normal outflows after the heavy rainfall from Thursday morning, although the flow rates are down significantly from flooding rainfall May 16:
*Council Grove Reservoir is releasing 482 cubic feet per second, down from almost 1,000 cubic feet Monday. The lake is still over 9 feet above normal elevation.
*John Redmond Reservoir is releasing over 3,700 cubic feet per second, down from over 8,300 cubic feet per second Monday. The late is almost 10 feet above normal elevation.
*Melvern Lake, meanwhile, is back to releasing 20 cubic feet per second after releasing 1,500 cubic feet per second Monday. It’s seven feet above normal elevation.
A handful of Lyon County roads remain closed and may well stay closed until after Memorial Day:
*Road H-5 from Roads 215 to 225
*Road J from Roads 190 to 215 (also Prairie Street starting at 30th Avenue)
*Road 215 from Roads F-5 to J-7
Further north and west, the town of Dunlap remains flooded. Morris County deputies first reported town-wide flooding Thursday afternoon along with a bridge washout near the town.
Areas north of Emporia got anywhere from 1-5 inches of rainfall early Thursday. This followed anywhere from 2-8 inches of rainfall May 16 and numerous incidents of light rainfall in between.
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