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    Kansas Dredging Project at Kanopolis State Park Improves Boat Access

    The three-day excavation project will aid boaters launching in low water conditions.

    Low water levels at Kanopolis Reservoir have made all but one boat ramp unusable this spring. And that ramp, located at Langley Point in Kanopolis State Park, has been difficult for boaters due to shallow water. To improve boating conditions near the ramp, Kanopolis State Park staff have been overseeing a dredging operation.

    Crane Rental of Salina began dredging the boat ramp Tuesday, May 21, 2013 using a crawler crane and extendable fork lift.

    “The boat ramp is usable as is,” said park manager Rick Martin, “but once we’ve excavated more material, launching a boat should become a lot easier.” Martin added that Langley Point will be in full working order for Memorial Day weekend.

    For more information, contact the Kanopolis State Park office at (785) 546-2565.

    Image courtesy Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

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