Tuttle Creek and other boat ramps opening this week

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — The floodwaters are beginning to recede and things are starting to get back to normal.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers is drawing back the amount of water being drained through the tubes at Tuttle Creek Dam and making plans to start opening the boat ramps, Pottawatomie Co. spokesperson Crystal Malchose said.

In addition to Tuttle Creek Lake, the boat ramps along the Kansas River, in Pottawatomie Co., will be open when the personnel and resources are available. They are all expected to be open by Saturday.

Additionally, the City of Manhattan removed the barricades at Linear Park boat ramp on the Big Blue River.

But, just because the ramps are open and the barricades gone, that doesn't mean the waters are perfectly safe again, Malchose warns.

The riverbanks are saturated and can fall into the lake anytime. The currents are swift and potential dangers may exist under the water.