Author: Mary Knapp

July 21st marks the 25th anniversary of a notable flood event in Rush County. On Jul 21, 1993 heavy rains in west-central and central Kansas caused the Walnut Creek to flood through Rush county. Flooding began during the morning hours. Most homes in Alexander had flooded basements. Water covered Highway 96 between Alexander and Nekoma. Highway 183 south of Rush Center was covered by 20 inches of water and was closed to most traffic. Several families were evacuated as three feet of water covered most streets in Timken. The Big Timber Creek went out of its banks south of Liebenthal and flooded Highway 183. A highway construction project at the Big Timber Creek was completely under water. Flood conditions didn’t end until three days later on the 24th.

Flood Waters (USGS)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library