Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Milford Lake is the largest man-made lake in Kansas and located near Junction City. The lake was created in the 1960s as a reservoir for irrigation, flood control, and recreation. It is fed by the Republican River and other tributaries, which create a diverse hydrological system that supports a variety of fish species, including walleye and catfish. The lake also receives water from snowpack providers such as the Smoky Hill River and the Saline River. The lake is used for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. Additionally, the surrounding agricultural land uses the lake water for irrigation, making it an important resource for the local economy. Overall, Milford Lake is a valuable asset to the state of Kansas and the surrounding communities.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 1,137.61 ft
Maximum 1,174.72 ft
Average 1,148 ft
Hydraulic_Height 147
Drainage_Area 24882
Year_Completed 1967
Nid_Storage 1145000
Structural_Height 126
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 15708
Outlet_Gates Uncontrolled - 0
Dam_Length 6300
Hazard_Potential High
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 147

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