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Water returning to drought-starved Arkansas River

March 20, 2013

Severe drought was hard on parts of the Arkansas River upstream from Arkansas. Fortunately, some of the water is returning. AP reports from Wichita, Kan.:

Recent snow and rain are bringing much-needed water to the Arkansas River.

The city of Wichita was able to raise the Lincoln Street dam 1 1/2 feet during the weekend. Wichita officials say the dam will slowly be lifted as the river gets more sustained flows.

Scott Lindebak, Wichita’s storm water division manager, says the river’s flow rate increased to 146 cubic feet per second after Saturday’s rain. A month ago, the rate was 45 cubic feet per second. READ MORE … 

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