Lawrence has been lucky this Spring. I was curious how the Kaw compares to it's 1993 level. So I wandered down to the 6th Street bridge. The first shot looks toward the power plant on the south side of the river.
A mid stream shot (below) showing the water rushing over the dam. I can feel the water vibrating through the bridge.
Looking toward the levee on the river's north side (below). Doesn't look like the Kaw is going to flood here. But see this afternoon report from the Lawrence Journal World.
By the way there are a couple of interesting reports on National Public Radio about the Greensburg Kansas tornado. Governor Sebelius assess the clean up effort and the performance of FEMA. She alleges that a lack of equipment due to diversion to the Iraq war is hindering the clean up effort.
The second report is about a state representative who survived Greensburg in a tub, but who almost lost his neighbor and her baby. I hope we go a long long time before the next E-F5 tornado.