Army Corps Of Engineers To Halt Some Water Releases

Jul 31, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will halt some water releases from three Kansas reservoirs next month. The Corps says they’ll stop releasing water from Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry lakes. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts supports the move.

“I am pleased to report the Corps will stop releasing waters August 7th, and will not draw down an additional three feet from the reservoirs in October, despite the authority to do so,” Roberts said.

Lawn Watering Ban In East Wichita, Andover

Jul 19, 2012

City of Wichita officials are urging water customers east of Rock Road in Wichita, and in all of Andover, to not water their lawns until Saturday due to a loss of electrical power at a water pump station on Webb Road.

The power outage has reduced water pressure in areas east of Rock Road. Westar is working to restore the power to the pump station.

The voluntary watering restriction is not requested of customers west of Rock Road, because they are not affected by the power outage.

As this season of joy and peace falls upon the earth; as the winter snowflakes silently drift downward, ever downward toward the frosty ground; as Santa descends chimney after chimney, falling with his presents into millions of homes, it’s nice to think that there are a few things that are going up instead of down.

City Hall has a present
For each Wichita peasant
In the December chill
They’re raising your bill
Living in a water wonderland

One of the things I did not give thanks for yesterday before my family’s Thanksgiving meal was the Wichita City Council. Nor was I able to express gratitude for the pure and pristine waters of the Arkansas River.