Public invited to meetings scheduled for upcoming Water Control Manual updates

Kansas City District
Published Feb. 27, 2024
A concrete structure sits in the middle of a lake with a cloudy sky in the background.

Melvern Lake.

Updates to Water Control Manuals and reviews of the Water Control Plans for Melvern, Pomona and Hillsdale Dams and Reservoirs will be the subject of a series of public meetings held by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in March 2024. 

Congress provided funding and direction to USACE districts across the country do make administrative updates to the Water Control Manuals, to evaluate Water Control Plans and update as necessary and include a drought contingency plan for managing water releases from reservoirs during drought conditions.  

The public is invited to learn more about how USACE uses the Water Control Manuals at each of its reservoirs, how the updates will be done and to provide their input. The meetings are being publicized together because many people visit more than one reservoir in a year or have interests in water resources encompassing more than one location.

Public meetings are scheduled for the following locations and times:

Hillsdale Lake

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Hillsdale Range and Training Facility (Below the dam on the east side)

26719 Toe Road

Paola, KS 66071

Doors open at 4:45 p.m., meeting is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Melvern and Pomona Lakes

Tuesday, March 14, 2024

Melvern Community Center

102 N. Main Street

Melvern, KS 66510

Doors open at 4:45 p.m., meeting is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Meeting and presentation 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join from the meeting link

Join by meeting number

Meeting number (access code): 2826 816 6668

Meeting password: WKrd3fJf4@6

Join by phone

+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free

Global call-in numbers  |  Toll-free calling restrictions

To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact two weeks in advance of the meeting.

Additional  information about the Water Control Manual update meetings and process can be found on the Kansas City District website

Release no. 24-008