Flash flooding sets another record crest level for Indian Creek one month later

How this compares to floods in the past
Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 13:02:49-04

Indian Creek floods often during a torrential rain event, but the measurements during the high waters Tuesday morning set a new record high at the State Line gauge site.

It was only a month ago when we saw a familiar scene along 103rd and Wornall.

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Indian Creek typically runs around 11 feet high at State Line.

On the morning of August 22, the creek crested at 28.22 feet around 4 a.m. This reading broke the previous record of 27.96 feet set only a month ago on July 22. 

Records for this location only go back to 2004, so it's hard to say if this crest height has or hasn't been reached in the past.

A river gauge site nearby in Overland Park on Indian Creek near Metcalf and Interstate 435 has kept records since 1964.

Tuesday, the crest height in the Overland Park location reached 18.37 feet, breaking the previous record of 17.97 feet which was also set last month on July 27.