- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) - Crews have completed the first phase of a large-scale dredging project at an eastern Kansas reservoir.

The Emporia Gazette reports (https://j.mp/2fhT3er) that the John Redmond Reservoir dredging project, which began in May, involves dredging sediment from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir, which is a supply source to 19 communities and six industrial users.

The dredging project began after a study determined the water supply needs in the region could not be sustained during a 1950s-like drought, and dredging up the sediment to restore water supply storage was the best option.

Director of Kansas Water Office Tracy Streeter says there are still additional steps in the project before the reservoir project is concluded.

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Information from: The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette, https://www.emporiagazette.com/


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