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Army Corps Of Engineers To Halt Some Water Releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will halt some water releases from three Kansas reservoirs next month. The Corps says they’ll stop releasing water from Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry lakes. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts supports the move.

“I am pleased to report the Corps will stop releasing waters August 7th, and will not draw down an additional three feet from the reservoirs in October, despite the authority to do so,” Roberts said.

The goal is keeping more water in reserve in Kansas in case the drought conditions continue. Roberts and Governor Sam Brownback had asked the Corps to halt the water releases, which were scheduled to aid river navigation downstream.