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Stormy Sunday drenches this area

Stormy Sunday


Sunday Evening , flash flood waters topped the entrance drive leading into the Superior Estates Winery. Fortunately the driveway did not washout. Republican River water backed up the Superior waste Water Treatment plant and forced the removal of the ultraviolet treatment system for about seven hours. Flooding was more extensive in Thayer County. Webster County hardly receive a sprinkle. Jewell County lowlands we're also flooded by heavy rains.

Mother Nature took dead aim on Nuckolls and Jewell counties Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.

The thunder began rolling across Superior in the afternoon. The rains came soon afterwards. When the numerous storms finally cleared the area Monday morning, any rainfall deficit for the year was erased. July rainfall totals are at the 12 inch mark for the month of July.

The storms dumped heavy amounts of rain across the area. Steve Houtwed, a rural Ruskin resident, reported his electronic rain gauge was measuring the rainfall rate at more than five inches per hour during one storm. Su...

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