Tuttle outflow to be slowed

By The Mercury

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to release less water from Tuttle Creek Reservoir starting next week.

But the corps’ Kansas City office said Friday it will compensate for that reduction by increasing flows from the Milford and Perry reservoirs.

The corps said the changes were needed to meet water needs at Topeka and DeSoto.

At the rate of the current elevation decline at Tuttle Creek, the reservoir’s water level will drop below 1,065 feet around Monday. When that happens, water releases will be slowed from 900 cubic feet per second to around 400.

The corps will increase releases from Milford from 25 cfs to about 200 cfs. Perry’s release will increase from 25 cfs to around 150 cfs.

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