Spillway gates

On May 31, the spillway gates at Tuttle Creek Dam were barely visible as the lake level came within inches of overtopping the spillway.

In late May, the situation at Tuttle Creek Reservoir and Dam was an imminent concern as evacuation advisories were issued.

“Community watches as Tuttle Creek Lake approaches record high” was The Manhattan Mercury’s headline on June 2, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the public they were preparing to use the dam’s flood gates if necessary.