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Dredging Aims to Restore John Redmond Reservoir

Dam floodgates at John Redmond Reservoir in east-central Kansas (Photo by Bryan Thompson)

Kansas owns water storage in 14 federal reservoirs managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But the storage capacity of those lakes is gradually diminishing, as topsoil from waterways and farms upstream washes into the reservoirs and settles to the bottom. As Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson explains, state officials recently began trying to extend the life of one eastern Kansas reservoir where the problem is most critical.

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service and a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a consortium of news outlets dedicated to covering issues affecting the health and environment of Kansas and Missouri.

Learn more about this story here, at the website for the KHI News Service.

Dredging Aims to Restore John Redmond Reservoir

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