An aerial view of Logan County
fields and flood waters
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[July 14, 2015]
- On Monday, July 13, Logan County Emergency Management Agency
Director Dan Fulscher took to the sky to get a birds-eye-view of how
repeated heavy rains have impacted the area.
Two to three inch rains on Wednesday and Saturday evenings over
already saturated ground closed out last week. There has also been
heavy rains in areas more distant that feed into our creeks.
Field-to-field flooding continues to repeat itself, plus area creeks
have been breaching their banks. Even in town in Lincoln streets and
ditches have flooded during recent heavy downpours. The ditches were
filled to overflowing in the newer west side business district
flooding Route 10/Woodlawn Road in the area of Kroger and Wal-Mart
this past week.
A short break in the weather on Monday was a good time to get a good
look at what is, before what could be, if more rain comes our way
A quick overview of some the immediate area was all that was needed
to know that water is causing problems in all the usual flood areas.
From 2,000 feet:
Beginning to the north of Lincoln at Lawndale, Kickapoo Creek is
spilling all over. Following the creek moving west to Old Route 121,
then to Route 10 near Interstate 55, then west to the old limestone
quarry, showed extensive flooding.
Water could be seen right up along Fifth Street Road, and over roads
near the old quarry, Rocky Ford, and further south.
Heading east, passing the prison, Lincoln Lakes and then heading
south along Route 121 showed more impact of Salt Creek as well as
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Headed west again flying over countryside, numerous fields and roads
south of Lincoln, between Route 121 and I-55 were flooded.
Returning to Lincoln overflying Lincoln Lakes from the south, it was
easy to see that Salt Creek was running swift, especially where it
runs between the west side of Lincoln Lakes and east of the prison.
Headed back west to get into flight pattern for the airport gave a great view of
Lincoln's Waste Water Treatment plant along Lincoln Lake's northern border, just
far enough from Salt Creek not to be threatened.
Returning to the Logan County Airport northeast of Lincoln with approximately 45
minutes air time, some lower level pictures of fields around the Kruger Elevator
and closer to the airport show past water damages, water standing in fields, and
evidence of new damages.
A big thank you to pilot Curt Fox.