Sound Off: Yankee Tank dam
Was public money (city or country) used to rebuild Yankee Tank dam? If it was, can the public fish, camp and picnic on that lake?
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: The reconstruction work on the Yankee Tank dam was accomplished with funding sources from the federal government, the watershed district, Douglas County, Kansas Department of Transportation, the adjacent private property owners and the city. The total cost was $1.5 million. The city commission approved $75,000 for the project from stormwater utility funds because the lake and dam serve as regional stormwater detention for this part of the city. There is no public access to the lake.