Cleanup of Kansas River canceled by high water

LINWOOD, Kansas (AP) – This weekend’s cleanup of the Kansas River has been put on hold because of rising water and potentially dangerous conditions.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the group Friends of the Kaw planned to lead the cleanup Saturday. But KDHE said Thursday the event has been postponed indefinitely.

The schedule called for canoes to put in near Eudora and pick up trash en route to an illegal dump site near Linwood, where volunteers would haul tires from the water and the river bank.

Officials say the Kansas is too high and muddy for the cleanup this weekend. A decision on rescheduling will be made later.

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