Sep 23, 2022

Lakes still low from dry conditions

Posted Sep 23, 2022 2:33 PM

MARION, Kan. — Water sports at area lakes are getting more difficult as the summer season starts to wind down.

Marion Reservoir, as it has been for most of the summer, is still under an algae watch, which does allow for some limited activity in the lake. All other area lakes are free from such advisories. 

The other problem is low lake levels. Cheney Reservoir is still about two feet below normal with many shallow areas, especially in the coves. Harvey County East Lake is closed to most boating because of shallow conditions. Kanopolis is also reporting low levels because of the drought conditions, although that area has seen some good rainfall over the past week. Officials are hoping conditions there improve.

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