Perry is still releasing water. In addition The Corps of Engineers will increase the release from Tuttle Creek this week. This will raise the Kansas River an additional 2 feet this week.
At the current and projected release rate it looks like most of the facilities will be available at Perry Lake for Labor Day weekend.
Perry lake is once again holding water due to flooding issues downstream.
The Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers has authorized the Perry Lake Project Manager to begin releasing significant amounts of water from the reservoir. The authorized rate of release is 8000 cubic feet per second. At this rate the Lake is expected to drop around 10″ per day. In addition, this release combined with the releases from Milford and Tuttle Creek will cause the Kansas River to remain “bank full” for the foreseeable future.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers announced today that all boat ramps have been temporarily closed along with many roadways and campsites at Perry Lake in Kansas. The corps said that at 907.29 feet msl the current water level is nearly 16 feet above normal. With the water at this level, many roadways and campsites have been submerged and the courtesy docks are out of the water, said the corps. The corps’ priority is safety and has erected barricades in areas around the lake to protect the public and, cautions that those who drive around them will be fined. For further information contact the Corps of Engineers Perry Lake project staff at 785-597-5144.
The heat index values today will be in the 105 to 110 degree range. A cool front will move south today and bring a chance of thunderstorms to the area late this afternoon through Thursday. Some severe storms are possible tonight and early Thursday.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Jefferson County until 11:45 am.
This storm has had a history of 70-80 mph winds and large hail.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Jefferson County until 4pm today.
This system has a history of 2″ hail and 70 mph winds.
Pay close attention to your local media outlets around the 11am to 1pm time frame.
The Tornado Watch issued for Jefferson County, KS has been canceled.
Jefferson County has been place in a tornado watch until 9:00 pm.
Jefferson County Emergency Management has canceled the siren test for today due to the weather forecast.