Water, water everywhere

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High water plagued areas around Adrian, but, except for the rains, the city was unscathed. From the Grand River and the Mormon Fork in the north, to the Maris des Cygne and the Bates County Drainage Ditch to the south, high water caused detours through many areas.

U.S. 71 Highway was closed in different places between Archie and points farther south. There was major flooding just north of Rich Hill and several residents along V Highway near the Bates County Drainage ditch lost their homes and possessions to the high water.

Pictured: Looking north on US 71, north of Rich Hill, the highway’s southbound lanes were closed due to flooding. Traffic for both the north and southbound lanes were diverted to the northbound side.