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Water level too high at Tuttle Creek

August 11, 2010

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— Riley County commissioners were told that the water level at Tuttle Creek State Park reservoir is 20 feet above the preferred level.

Greg Wurst, natural resource management specialist for the park, told the commission that the reservoir’s water level as of Monday morning was 1,095 feet.

The Manhattan Mercury reports that Wurst says the water is being kept high because of flooding downstream from the reservoir. He expects the water level to be back to normal levels in about two weeks.

The elevated water has flooded many of the park’s boat ramps. But Wurst said most of the campsites with electrical outlets have been full, despite the high water and recent high temperatures.

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