Rain and Run-off

Clay Creek Higbee Wildlife Area 2013 (1)

Water is Up Along the Railroad Trestle East of Lamar

Clay Creek Higbee Wildlife Area 2013 (4)

South View of the Creek at the Bridge


The recent rains to the south of Lamar and Prowers County are showing up in runoff and swollen streams as indicated by this Friday morning’s water level increase in the Clay Creek.  The bridge just west of the Higbee Wildlife Center and shooting range has water and debris mixed together and rushing northward, overflowing some of the banks of the streams on either side of County Road 13.  At some points along 13, just prior to the bridge, the water was about a foot from the asphalt at 9am.

Clay Creek Higbee Wildlife Area 2013 (3)

High Water Along CR13

Clay Creek Higbee Wildlife Area 2013 (2)

The Bridge on CR13 Shows High Water Levels

Other visits for run off shows the Lamar Canal only a couple of inches from the base of the bridges along Commercial Street near Dragon Enterprises, and the Arkansas River shows hardly any change in water levels.   

By Russ Baldwin

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