There have been jokes going about lately in Kansas about building arks and fishing from your front porch. Humor aside, the constant rains throughout the state have put many on guard against encroaching flood waters and other water damage. Flooding is nothing new for Kansas. Throughout our history we have dealt with both drought and deluge with federal, state and local governments working to control and understand the affects of weather.
The State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library has a small collection of state publications on floods and flood control in Kansas dating from 1918 to 2011. Our virtual library is dry and comfortable and you can peruse these documents while you listen to the rain on the virtual roof. Enjoy!
The relation of the Kansas Water Commission to the flood problem of Kansas 
The effect of obstruction to navigation and flood prevention by the Kansas City Northwestern Railway Company's bridge on the Kansas River at Kansas City, Kansas. 1918
Report of the Flood Control and Water Conservation Committee to the governor of the state of Kansas. 1929
Water, its use and control in Kansas : an outline. 1936
Worst Floods Mar 1951 Season. 1953
(Article from the 1951/52 Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture)
Special flood hazard information : Arkansas River, Fort Dodge--Wilroads Gardens, vicinity of Dodge City, Kansas 
Special flood hazard information : Arkansas River, Dodge City, Kansas 
Magnitude and frequency of floods in Kansas : unregulated streams. 1975
An online collection of information on Disaster Preparation and Recovery by the Bureau of Water, the Bureau of Waste Management, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 2002-2013
(includes three pamphlets: "Flood Safety: Precautions to Take Before, During and After Flooding," "Basement Flooding: What You Should Know" and "Asbestos in Flooded Homes"
Rapid Mosquito Surveillance in Response to Floods, 2011