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Corps approves Kan. request for water increase

Published on -7/2/2013, 1:47 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a request from the Kansas Water Office to increase the amount of water being stored for the state in John Redmond Reservoir in east-central Kansas.

The increase, announced Tuesday by state officials, boosts the amount of water that will be available for municipal and industrial uses by 17,000 acre feet. Tracy Streeter, director of the water office, says the increased capacity will keep the reservoir a vital water source for the region.

Federal officials say the lake had been losing its capacity to store water because of the accumulation of silt, reaching a point where it would impact the ability to meet obligations to the state.

The change permanently raises the lake level from an elevation of 1,039 feet to 1,041 feet.

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