For the first time since March 12th the Corps of Engineers has begun to increase the amount of water being released from Milford Lake. According to Operations Project Manager Bill Whitworth the plan is to gradually increase the outflow up to 4,000 cubic feet per second on Monday.
The Corps had kept the release at low flow of 25 cfs since March 12 in order to prevent flooding downstream. By increasing the release up to 4,000 cfs the goal is to lower the level by about a foot and a half. As of Monday morning that level had been reported at approximately 1175.75.
Geary County Emergency Management reports that the Corps of Engineers will begin releasing 4,000 cubic feet of water per second from Milford Lake on Monday.
The Corps has been required to hold water at the 25 cfs low-flow level since March 12th due to the need to retain water to prevent downstream flooding. As of Sunday the lake level had exceeded 1172 feet.