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Monday, January 24, 2022

Tuttle Creek Lake Will Increase Outflows To Drop Lake Levels This Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Beginning November 25, Tuttle Creek Lake, Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will increase outflows to drop lake levels, consistent with the annual Water Level Management Plan.

Releases are expected to be 3,000 cubic feet per second for approximately ten days. Tuttle Creek Lake will drop approximately five feet to reach a winter pool elevation of 1074-1075 feet above mean sea level.

This seasonal adjustment minimizes ice damage, provides additional storage capacity for spring rains and favorable habitat conditions for fishery spawning in the lake next spring.

Operations are based on typical seasonal forecasts and are subject to change resulting from rainfall fluctional throughout the Tuttle Creek and Kansas River watersheds. For current lake levels and forecast information visit https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/Water-Management .

Cold season boaters and anglers need to remember that low lake levels influence underwater conditions. Be on the lookout for submerged obstacles and always wear a lifejacket.

For additional information, contact the Tuttle Creek Lake office at 785-539-8511.

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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