Tuttle Creek records 2nd highest water level in lake history

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Published: May. 24, 2019 at 3:11 PM CDT
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History in the making in Manhattan. Tuttle Creek Lake has officially reached the second-highest level ever recorded.

On Friday, Tuttle Creek's elevation stood at 1,128.15 feet. That's 53.15 feet higher than the normal 1,075 feet. That's the highest it's been since 1993.

Since Thursday morning, the lake water level has risen almost 10 inches. However, that is still seven feet way from a full flood pool.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations Project Manager Brian McNulty told 13 NEWS' Becky Goff downstream water levels in Waverly, Missouri, remain high, which does not allow for any controlled release at this time.

At this time, there is still no plan to release using the emergency spillway gates.