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Tuesday, June 14 2005

Water, water everywhere….

… at least in parts of Kansas, where we’re at triple the normal rainfall for the month.

In south-east Kansas, Fall River State Park is shut down due to flooding. Cross Timbers State Park is also mostly under water, with the lake being 27 feet above normal. That’s more than a gallon or two.

Continuing with the theme of water, those no-good tree-huggers over at Forbes Magazine carry this article on the effects of fertilizers and manures, which may have effects on freshwater lakes for hundreds of years to come. Predictably, the Farm Bureau’s reaction is “this is not our fault.”

For some good news, there are lots more Kansas lakes open to the average angler, with the state’s new community lake leasing program.

One concern that we have about this program is that it may harm some of the state’s fisheries by exposing them to much more fishing pressure. That bears watching. But on the whole, the benefit to anglers across the state is clear - especially with high gas prices, as many of these smaller community lakes can be worked on foot.

+ Dan @ 12:22pm


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