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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct 5-year inspection at Tuttle Creek Lake

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District announced an upcoming periodic inspection at Tuttle Creek Lake, to include dewatering of the stilling basin below the dam. Preparations for the inspection begin October 9, 2020 with the closure of lake releases and subsequent lowering of River Pond for approximately three weeks. Until then, releases are scheduled to continue with a target lake elevation of 1078 feet above mean sea level.

Public closure of the stilling basin (locally known as the “tubes”) and the east side of Outlet Park remain in effect due to ongoing construction activities supporting rehabilitation of the stilling basin. The inspection will not impact construction, which will continue throughout this three-week period.

Access to the River Pond area of Tuttle Creek State Park remains available across the top of the dam off Hwy. 13. The western side of Outlet Park, located off Tuttle Creek Boulevard, remains open to view dewater activities from a distance.

Periodic inspection of the dam is the most rigorous part of a continuous inspection and assessment process and occurs every five years. Periodic inspections are conducted by a multidisciplinary team led by a professional engineer. The goal of this inspection is to ensure ongoing structural stability, safety, and operational adequacy of the dam and related structures under all conditions in compliance with Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety.

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation’s most complex problems.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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