The Arkansas River is now dry in Wichita

The National Weather Service branch in Wichita has posted photos of the dry Arkansas River bed near I-235 in west Wichita.

The river ran dry there for a few days last year, according to the weather service, but it’s not a common occurrence.

There is still water in the Ark near Maize, but it’s down to a record low level. The most recent USGS measurement taken today placed the flow at 0.45 cfs.