Large crowds are expected at lakes around Kansas this 4th of July weekend.
According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism there’s good news, and more good news, for one of the biggest outdoor weekends of year. While rain can sometimes put a damper on outdoor activities, rainfall received in June over much of Kansas provided a welcome respite to the long-term drought. And while inflows to some reservoirs increased, there appears to be no potential impacts on boating and fishing activities.
The Fourth of July Holiday forecast looks dry.
The following is a list of lake levels this week:
Cedar Bluff – 22 feet below conservation pool, but the lake level had risen more than 3 feet as of July 1.
Glen Elder – 1 foot below conservation pool.
Kanopolis – nearly 5 feet above conservation pool; however, Kanopolis is usually held four feet above conservation pool for the summer boating season.
Keith Sebelius – 13 feet below conservation pool. Kirwin – 10.7 feet below conservation pool.
Lovewell– conservation pool. Webster – 22 feet below conservation pool.
Wilson – 6 feet below conservation pool.
Clinton – less than 1 foot above conservation pool.
Hillsdale – conservation pool.
Milford – 2 feet above conservation pool.
Perry – 1 foot below conservation pool.
Tuttle Creek – 4 feet above conservation pool.
Cheney – 1 foot above conservation pool.
Council Grove – conservation pool.
El Dorado – conservation pool.
Marion – conservation pool. Big Hill – 1 foot above conservation pool.
Elk City – 8 feet above conservation pool. Fall River – 4 feet above conservation pool.
John Redmond – 3 feet above conservation pool.
Melvern – conservation pool.
Pomona – 2 feet above conservation pool.
Toronto – 2 feet above conservation pool.
Go to www.ksoutdoors.com and click on “Fishing,” then “Where To Fish” to find up-to-date level and fishing reports.
To help you plan your ideal holiday weekend, keep the following in mind:
STATE PARKS THAT ALLOW PERSONAL FIREWORKS:
Elk City State Park: July 3-4, 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Designated area only.
STATE PARKS THAT DO NOT ALLOW PERSONAL FIREWORKS:
Cedar Bluff, Cheney, Clinton, Crawford, Cross Timbers, El Dorado, Glen Elder, Hillsdale, Kanopolis, Lake Scott, Lovewell, Meade, Milford, Perry, Pomona, Prairie Spirit Trail, Tuttle Creek, Webster, and Wilson.