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  • Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may begin flood water release from Perry Lake in Kansas beginning Saturday, May 25, 2019 if forecasted heavy rains this weekend fill the reservoirs remaining storage capacity. If conditions force releases, Perry Lake will slowly begin ramping up water releases through the outlet works. Based on forecasted rains, it is expected releases could be in up to 20,000 cubic feet per second. If additional rain beyond forecast occurs, it could result in water passing through the spillway. The volume of any releases would be dependent on the inflows into the reservoir.
  • Public meeting to discuss high water levels at Perry Lake and Clinton Lake by Corps

    Due to above average water levels being held in Perry Lake and Clinton Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at Perry-Lecompton High School from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers recreation at Perry Lake impacted by flooding

    PERRY, Kan. — Recent rains have increased Perry Lake’s water elevation causing closure of Corps of Engineers facilities due to flooding throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Closures include all Corps boat ramps, Slough Creek, Rock Creek and Old Town campgrounds and Perry Park Beach. The designated ATV area is open with limited access; visitors should call Perry Lake for access information.
  • Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake no longer collecting Day Use Fees

    PERRY, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will no longer collect Day Use Fees as of March 1, 2019 at the following Perry Lake Day Use Areas; Rock Creek Boat Ramp, Perry Park Beach, Slough Creek Bridge Boat Ramp, Devil's Gap Boat Ramp, Longview Boat Ramp, and Old Town Boat Ramp.
  • Corps urges hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use caution this fall

    Whether your hunting season started Labor Day weekend or you are still awaiting your first opportunity to venture out, hunter safety is a must. First, let’s take a moment to think about your favorite hunting spot. This may include a short, 4-minute boat ride across a small cove to a grove of flooded willows or a hike back in to a small opening tucked into the timber that are sure to draw an early morning shooting opportunity. Either way, before you put on your hunting gear here are five safety musts to ensure many return visits to that favorite spot! Read on. . .
  • Perry Lake water level low, Corps encourages visitors to use caution

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake urges recreation visitors to be cautious of lower than usual lake levels. Shallow points and normally submerged hazards are becoming a common sight. It's important for all visitors to understand the lake and risks associated with recreating in low water.
  • Construction work near Perry Lake dam during August and September

    PERRY, Kan. – Corps of Engineers staff will be working at Perry Dam in August and September 2018 to rehabilitate the existing ditch located along the downstream toe. This ditch provides drainage to the 32 relief wells located downstream of the dam. The relief wells reduce hydrostatic pressures within the foundation of the dam and improve overall stability. The relief wells and drainage ditch are critical features to the dam and the Corps will rehabilitate the ditch to ensure that the system continues to serve its purpose and the dam can continue to operate safely. While Corps officials do not anticipate any road closures, they do urge caution to drivers near the construction to be aware of trucks and equipment using the toe road of Perry Dam.
  • Perry Lake swim beach closed for 2018 season

    PERRY, KAN. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce that the public swim beach will be closed for public safety due to ongoing recreation upgrades. Once the improvements to the swim beach are complete, visitors will enjoy new outdoor wash stations and a new restroom. In addition to the recreation upgrades, the Corps is working to stabilize the beach shoreline and adding a retaining wall.
  • Corps prepares for dam inspection at Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will dewater the water control structures to perform a safety inspection beginning Aug. 17 through Sept. 1. The Outlet Park on both sides of the spillway will be closed to the public throughout this inspection. Dam safety inspections are a vital part of the Corps mission. Formal engineering inspections are performed every five years.
  • Warrior Deer Hunt scheduled at Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will host the third annual Warrior deer hunt for Soldiers in Fort Riley’s Warrior Transition Battalion Dec. 9 through 11. During this event all ATV Trails, Rock Creek, Perry, Slough Creek and Longview parks will be temporarily closed for public use.