According to the Parks Department, they will be monitoring the situation and will re-open the trail once the water has receded and the trail can be cleaned.
During this time, they ask that the area be avoided.
According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch is in effect through Wednesday for the area. Portions of Kansas and Missouri, including the following areas, in Kansas: Atchison KS, Doniphan, Johnson KS, Leavenworth, Linn KS, Miami, and Wyandotte. In Missouri: Adair, Andrew, Atchison MO, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Linn MO, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Sullivan, and Worth.
One to three inches of additional rainfall is expected over the next 12 to 24 hours in an area that has already received up to 10 inches of rain over the last several days. Local rivers, streams, and creeks are already beginning to flood. These storms may cause flooding along area creeks, streams, and rivers, low water crossings, and other flood prone areas in the watch area. Flash flooding over more urban areas is
also possible with the expected rainfall totals.