TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism released a report Wednesday on lake conditions, covering Milford, Tuttle Creek, Perry, Clinton, Hillsdale, Pomona and Eisenhower State Park (Melvern Reservoir).
Director of Information Services for Kansas Wildlife Ron Kaufman, says as of this morning, Northeast Kansas reservoirs are full or above conservation pool. Boat ramps are accessible, with the exception of the Perry State Park boat ramps which are under water. However, Kaufman says Perry Corps of Engineers’ ramps and private marina ramps are open.
None of the state parks report campground flooding. Most reserved campground and utility sites are already booked, but there are primitive campsites available at each park. Any openings go quickly.
Lake levels can change depending on the amount of rainfall received in the watershed and how much outflow is allowed at each reservoir. Lakes are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which also manages their own campgrounds separate from state parks campgrounds.