Lawrence officials worry about Clinton Lake level

Water faucet (KSN File Photo)
Water faucet (KSN File Photo)

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – Lawrence city officials say the water levels at Clinton Lake are the lowest they have been since the lake was filled in 1981.

The lake is about 4.5 feet below normal levels.

The city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the amount of water it releases from the lake during the spring and summer. The Kansas Water Office has already asked the corps to consider releasing less water from the lake during low water levels.

Although the city gets about 60 percent of its treated water from the lake, officials say they aren’t concerned about the city’s water supply. City engineers say water can be drawn from the lake even when it is 23 feet below normal.

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