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Rock repairs to start at Tuttle Creek Dam, portions of dam closed to public

A lake side view of the Tuttle Creek dam at Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan, Kan.,

Posted on October 24, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has announced an upcoming construction project to repair the rock overlay on the remaining portions of the upstream side of Tuttle Creek Dam. During 2019, portions of the existing rock overlay degraded due to the extended duration of high water and wave action. The initial phase of these repairs was completed in fall and winter 2021.

Work is expected to begin on or around Nov. 1, 2022, and will require closure of public access at the east and west dam parking lots and the entire upstream face of the dam. These closures include all pedestrian access and bank fishing.

The project is expected to take up to three years to complete, depending on weather and lake level conditions. Additional road closures downstream of the dam to allow rock repairs in the river channel below the stilling basin area will also occur during this three-year period, but that portion of the work is yet to be scheduled.


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