River rising in Kansas City, Kansas

Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas, were almost up to their knees in Missouri River flood water on Friday afternoon. On Wednesday, the water level was below their feet, and last Saturday, water was to the base of the statue. The Missouri River is forecast to crest on Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Looking at the Kansas River side of Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas. Kaw Point is at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A view of the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kansas, was to the left of this photo taken on Friday afternoon, March 22, at the Missouri River. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A little water was showing next to the Missouri River in the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday afternoon. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kaw Point Park, at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers in Kansas City, Kansas, is showing some effects of the flooding of the Missouri River. In the distance is Kansas City, Missouri. Usually, the blue trash cans in the photo are on dry ground. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kaw Point Park, at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers in Kansas City, Kansas, is showing some effects of the flooding of the Missouri River. In the distance is Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Another view of the Lewis and Clark statue at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
The CDC recommends staying out of flood water, as it can cause diseases. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/floodsafety.html. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A walkway at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas, was covered with water on Friday afternoon. Kaw Point Park is on Fairfax Trafficway. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Water was higher than a few days ago along the banks of the Missouri River at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Water was higher than a few days ago along the banks of the Missouri River at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Debris and trees floated down the Missouri River near Kaw Point Park on Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas. In the distance is Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A view of the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kansas, was to the right of this photo taken on Friday afternoon, March 22, at the Missouri River. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
The Kansas River, as seen from the Turner Bridge around 57th Street in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday afternoon. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
The Kansas River, as seen from the Turner Bridge around 57th Street in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday afternoon. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

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