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  • Corps to lower downstream river level to assist stilling basin rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announces temporary changes to water management operations at Tuttle Creek Lake resulting in lower downstream river elevation on the Big Blue River between Tuttle Creek and Rocky Ford dams.
  • Corps announces temporary closure at Tuttle Creek Cove Park

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has awarded a contract at Tuttle Creek Lake to K & K Industries, Inc., Junction City, Kan. for repair of the Tuttle Creek Cove Park in Riley County, Kan. The Tuttle Creek Cove Park area was significantly damaged during the 2019 flood events. The contracted work will repair the utility camping loops and access roads to the boat launch and day use facilities. Construction activities are expected to take approximately 9 months to complete with a goal to reopen the park by May 1, 2021.
  • Corps hosts public meetings for Tuttle Creek Lake Master Plan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has prepared a draft Master Plan for Tuttle Creek Lake with an Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that are available for public review. Two public meetings will be held on September 5, 2019.
  • HWY K-13 Across Tuttle Creek Dam to reopen for motorized traffic between Pottawatomie and Riley counties; park access to change as result

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties via highway K-13 beginning on or shortly after June 10, 2019.  To maintain public safety, pedestrians and non-motorized traffic will be prohibited between Dyer Road (located in Pottawatomie County) and Tuttle Cove Road (located in Riley County).  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has completed replacement of the bridge deck over the spillway structure at the east end of Tuttle Creek Dam.  This marks the first time the bridge will be open to public travel since February 2018.
  • Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water release from Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as runoff from rains this Memorial weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining flood storage capacity. Based on water already in the Little and Big Blue Rivers, releases are expected to be set at 15,000 cubic feet per second. Tuttle Creek Dam will slowly increase water through the outlet works starting at 7:00 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon. Sirens near the dam and Rocky Ford Fishing Area will he sounded with each increase in release. If additional rain occurs, releases may be increased. 
  • Corps of Engineers to close River Pond and Rocky Ford areas at Tuttle Creek State Parks

    Manhattan, Kan.— Tuttle Creek reservoir elevations have continued to rise this spring due to wet conditions across the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  Currently Tuttle Creek flood pool is 88% occupied, leaving minimal space to store flood waters.  Due to the limited flood storage available and possible reservoir releases, the River Pond and Rocky Ford Areas of Tuttle Creek State Park (TCSP) will be closed effective 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019. 
  • Public meeting to discuss high water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake

    Due to above average water levels being held in Tuttle Creek Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at the Manhattan Fire Station in Manhattan, Kan. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The address for the Manhattan Fire Station is: 2000 Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Tuttle Creek Lake construction update – road over dam closed

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announces initiation of construction for two major construction projects near Tuttle Creek Dam. These projects include replacement of the bridge deck over the dam’s spillway structure at the east of Tuttle Creek Dam in Pottawatomie County and rehabilitation of the stilling basin (locally known as “the tubes”) located below the dam in Riley County. Spillway Bridge Deck Replacement Project: The contractor for this project, Wildcat Concrete Services, is mobilizing to the job site the week of February 12 and is expected to begin work immediately on the bridge. Highway K-13 between its intersections with Riverpond Road and Dyer Road/Spillway Marina Road will be closed beginning February 21 for an estimated 8 to 10 months.
  • Corps awards $8.9 million in contracts for Tuttle Creek projects

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has announced the award of two contracts at Tuttle Creek Lake in Riley County, Kansas. The first contract award is to Alltech Engineering Corp., Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 17, 2017 for the rehabilitation of Service Gates 3 and 4 in the amount of $1.34 million. The second contract award is to BCI Construction USA, Inc. Pace, Florida on July 28, 2017 for the rehabilitation of the stilling basin downstream of Tuttle Creek Dam, locally known as the tubes, in the amount of $7.62 million.
  • Future work planned to repair Tuttle Creek Dam stilling basin, sinkhole

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District recently announced plans to repair the Tuttle Creek Lake stilling basin, including the area damaged by the formation of a sinkhole in 2015. The project is in the final design stage but is not yet scheduled or funded. Once construction is scheduled, those dates will be announced and it is anticipated to take 18-24 months to complete the project.