(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Arkansas River may seem a little lower next week...as crews lower it to perform bridge inspections.
Crews need to inspect the bridges spanning the Arkansas at Central, Murdock, Bitting, 13th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 29th and 37th Streets.
Lowering the river will take about a day, then inspections will take two to three days. It will then take a day or two for the river to return to its previous level.
The river is lowered using the dam at Central Avenue. That's set to happen on Monday.The City of Wichita coordinated the process with the Wichita State University rowing program to accommodate its training and competition schedule. WSU’s rowing season will conclude on Sunday, with the Frostbite Regatta on the Little Arkansas River in the Riverside area.