Melvern Lake Watershed


P.O. Box 8736
Topeka, KS 66608
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General Information

Contact Email: 
Start Date: 
December 31, 1999
Project Manager: 
Ken Thomas
Sponsoring Organization: 
Flint Hills RC

Geographical Information

Geographical Area / Watershed: 
The watershed takees in portions of Coffey, Lyon, Osage and Wabanusee Counties. Runs from the town of Melvern below the dam at U.S. Highway 75 to the outskirts of Eskridge in Wabaunsee County
Water Bodies: 
Melvern Lake; Upper Marais des Cygne River; Elm Creek; 142-Mile Creek; Duck Creek; Hill Creek; Chicken Creek; Locust Creek; Onion Creek; and Log Chain Creek.

Project Goals & Objectives

Project Goals and Objectives: 
Surface water

Project Achievements

Other Committee Members: 
Mike Gillialand, Ron Fredrickson, Bruce Wells, Jim Hinck, Gary Stanford
Chairperson Contact Information: 
Committee Chairperson: 
Ken Thomas
Description of Project Achievements to date: 

Six years of implementation work
Over 100 acres of buffers,terraces, waterways.
Alternative watering systems
Numerous workshops
20 issues of the Waterlog Newsletter.

Project Partners

Project Partners: 

Lyon County Conservaiton District

Wabaunsee County Conservation District

Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks

City of Osage City

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