South Central Kansas has received quite a few inches of rainfall over the past weekend, as well as today.  Some areas have received upwards of nine inches since last Friday.  There are areas of standing water visible on both sides of Highway 160 between Wellington and Winfield.  While this is nowhere near as bad of flooding as this area received twenty years ago this month, roadways and property will be affected by this rainfall.  
In Wellington, Slate Creek is at 14.16 as of 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.  
The Arkansas River is expected to crest at 21 feet some time on Oct. 10th.  Moderate flooding will occur.  For Oxford, this will mark the highest river reading since Sept. 11th, 2016, when it reached 21.71 feet.  
For the Ninnescah River near Belle Plaine, it is expected to reach 25.6 feet sometime between Oct. 9th and the 10th.  It is currently at 10.6 feet. This will be nowhere close to the highest 30 feet it reached on Sept. 10th, 2016, but will put it in the top five for historic crests.  A section of K55 floods with 2 feet of water starting from 300 feet east of the river bridge and expanding out to 25 feet wide. Expect flood waters on Highway 81 to expand further south to the Y intersection of K55. The small community of Ponderosa Estates, 5 miles northwest of Belle Plaine, will have a few homes flooded and roads leading into the Estates flooded. Timber Brook Estates will have roads inundated by over a foot of water.Three miles west of Belle Plaine near the gauge site, a small section of K55 floods east of the bridge. Flood waters flow over Highway 81 starting at 1/2 mile north of K55 and spreading to 100th Avenue. The water on Highway 81 may be near 1.5 ft deep.  Water overflows roads in the Timber Brook Estates that are located just west of Highway 81 and north of K55. Then three-fourths of a mile north of K55 on Highway 81, water begins to cover the road.
According to the National Weather Service, the Walnut River at Winfield will crest around 28.8 feet between Oct. 9th and 10th.  It is currently at 8.99 feet.  Moderate to major flooding will occur.  A large portion of the fairgrounds flood along with rural roads about 3 miles northwest of Winfield that are near the river. Then one mile west of the city of Rock, expect 30th Road to be closed due to high water.  A large portion of the fairgrounds flood along with rural roads about 3 miles northwest of Winfield that are near the river. Then one mile west of the city of Rock, expect 30th Road to be closed due to high water.Flood waters flow over County Road Cowley 2 west of the city of Rock. Then 4 miles northwest of Winfield, Cowley County Road 18 floods over a section just west of 71st Road.  Finally, flooding of the campgrounds and fairgrounds can be expected.
The rain is expected to end late Tuesday evening, with sunny skies on Wednesday, but with more chances of rainfall later in the week.