Kansas lake levels low for Memorial Day

Photo Credit: MnLakesCam.com
Photo Credit: MnLakesCam.com

KANOPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — Thanks to the extended drought, water levels at several lakes across Kansas are considerably lower than they should be. And that could affect Memorial Day weekend plans.

Memorial Day weekend in Kansas is usually the busiest lake holiday of the year. The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/13Qot9R ) that this includes at Kanopolis, where more than 15,000 lake visitors gather to camp, fish and boat.

But water levels at Kanopolis are low, and across the western half of the state, other lakes are also reporting low levels.

For Kanopolis, the extensive drought means dredging an area of the lake for the fourth time in 35 years in an effort to open the lake for tourism. Officials also note that age is creeping up on Kansas’ oldest reservoir as sedimentation issues increase.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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