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Cheney Reservoir is located in Cheney, KS, and was completed in 1964. It is one of the largest bodies of water in Kansas with a capacity of over 9 billion gallons. The reservoir serves as a primary source of drinking water for the city of Wichita and also provides irrigation and recreational opportunities for surrounding communities. The hydrology of the reservoir is primarily fed by the Ninnescah River and other small streams, with surface flow and snowpack providers playing a small role. Agriculture is a major industry in the area, and the reservoir provides a source of irrigation for crops. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The reservoir has been a popular destination for anglers, with healthy populations of walleye, crappie, and catfish. The area is also home to several campgrounds and parks, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 1,413.56 ft
Maximum 1,430.24 ft
Average 1,421 ft
Dam_Height 126
Hydraulic_Height 125
Drainage_Area 664
Year_Completed 1963
Nid_Storage 752976
Structural_Height 126
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 28000
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 24458
Nid_Height 126

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