Due to increased public interest regarding the Tuttle Creek Master Plan revision, the public comment period has been extended 30 days and will close October 21, 2019. The public is reminded the Master Plan does not plan or approve changes or improvements to the flood risk management functions or water control decisions at Tuttle Creek. The Master Plan is a document that dictates where certain recreation and natural resource management activities, improvements and changes can occur according to environmental studies, operational requirements, and public opinion.
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. Tuttle Creek Lake is a multi-purpose project located in Riley, Pottawatomie and Marshall Counties, Kansas. The prior Master Plan for the project was prepared in 1984. Since that time, recreational use patterns and populations of surrounding towns have changed. In addition, the regulations guiding master plans have also changed.
The Corps is soliciting public comments on the draft Master Plan, Environmental Assessment and FONSI during a 30-day review period that opens August 22, 2019 and closes September 21, 2019.
Two public meetings will be held on September 5, 2019. The first is between 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Randolph VFW Hall, 202 E. Randolph St, Randolph, KS 66554. The second meeting will be held between 4:00pm and 6:00pm at the Manhattan Fire Department. The fire department is located at 2000 Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. All comments should be directed to Mr. Curtis Hoagland, Environmental Resources Specialist by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.