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.