Kanopolis Lake to conduct dive work and additional water releases in March

Published Feb. 26, 2019

MARQUETTE, Kan. - Due to construction work at Kanopolis Lake, the lake will be drawn down an additional foot to elevation 1461.0 feet.  Dive work associated with the construction work requires releases to be shut off for safety purposes. 

The lake will be drawn down before the dive work starts then releases will be shut off while dive operations are active.  Nightly releases will likely be made to slow the rise of the lake during this period.  The current plan is to release up to 500 cubic feet per second each night.  Once the lake reaches the top of the multipurpose pool elevation 1463.0 feet, dive work will stop until the lake can be drawn back down.  Additional rain in the basin may impact construction and release schedules.

With changing lake elevations and river levels, the public is encouraged to exercise safety on and near the water.  Lake level and release information can be obtained at the Corps website at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/Water-Management/ and,


For additional information, contact the Kanopolis Project Office at (785) 546-2294.

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