Milford Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated reservoir located on the Republican River, a tributary to the Kansas River, near Junction City, Kansas. Milford Lake was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1954. The authorized purposes are flood risk reduction, water quality, water supply, fish and wildlife conservation and navigation (authorized but not an operating purpose). Construction of the reservoir began in 1962 and operation of the dam began 1967. Milford Lake is one lake in a larger network of lakes, including Clinton Lake, Perry Lake and Tuttle Creek Lake, that operate in parallel with each other. This network functions as a system to play a vital role in managing water resources in the Kansas River Basin for their respective nearby and downstream communities.   

Congress provided direction and funding in Fiscal Year 2022 for USACE districts across the nation to update Water Control Manuals, or WCMs, to evaluate whether any changes in physical, social and environmental conditions around the dam warrant updating the WCP, include a drought contingency plan and meet new requirements for formatting and updating information.




Have a Question or Comment about the Milford Lake WCM update? Submit it below:

Comments about individual reservoirs or the system as a whole can be submitted until November 30, 2023. Comments, questions and information submitted in writing by November 30, 2023, will be summarized in the draft environmental assessment.

Comment Form - Please include contact information if you request a response.




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