Category: Tuttle Creek Lake
  • Tuttle Creek Lake prepares for winter: outflow increases, lake drops

    MANHATTAN, Kan. Beginning Dec. 4 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tuttle Creek Project will increase outflows to drop lake levels, consistent with the annual Water Level Management Plan. This seasonal adjustment minimizes ice damage, provides additional storage capacity for spring rains and favorable habitat conditions for the lake’s fishery spawning next spring. The target peak of 3,800 cubic feet per second will begin on or around Monday, Dec. 4 and continue until lake elevation drops approximately 8.5 feet to a pool elevation of 1073 feet (above mean sea level). Operators will adjust the outflows so that the decrease will match the lake’s inflow or to maintain minimum downstream flow targets through the winter.
  • Tuttle Creek announces changes for camping for winter season

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District project at Tuttle Creek Lake announce Tuttle Creek Cove and Stockdale Park campgrounds will begin winter operations November 1, 2017 and continue through April 14, 2018. Campers need to be aware that water and electricity will not be available during this time and sanitary facilities will be limited to select vault toilets. There are no reservations or camping fees during the winter camping season. All other regulations remain in effect. Visitors are reminded park roads receive no winter maintenance.
  • Corps making final preparations for 3 major projects at Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, is finalizing timelines with contractors to mobilize and begin work on three major construction projects near Tuttle Creek Dam. These projects include rehabilitation of service gates 3 and 4 located in the lakeside intake tower, rehabilitation of the stilling basin (locally known as “the tubes”) located below the dam, both in Riley County, and replacement of the bridge deck over the dam’s spillway at the east of Tuttle Creek Dam in Pottawatomie County.