News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2019

0.3% Sales Tax Initiative

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Manhattan voters will be asked whether or not to permanently raise the sales tax rate by 0.3% on the November 5, 2019 election ballot. The increase would bring Manhattan's sales tax rate to 9.25% and generate an estimated $3 million in additional revenue ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

School traffic re-routing for road work

map of traffic re-routing for Susan B Anthony Middle School

Wednesday, August 14th is the first day of classes for USD383. Some road projects originally scheduled for completion before the start of school have been delayed due to unusually wet weather, and the continued road work will have an impact on school traf...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Improvements to aTa Bus routes coming July 29th and fare FREE July 29th-August 10th

photo of the new aTa Bus route map

The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (aTa Bus) has made improvements to the fixed routes in Manhattan and Ogden. Starting July 29, 2019, changes to the route system will include:

  • Addition of stops to allow for better to & from access to major des...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Furniture Amnesty Day Pick-Ups

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Furniture Amnesty Day is gearing up! Drivers are picking up furniture all over town - and will continue until 3:00 or 4:00 this evening. We have more than 150 scheduled stops today! Please make sure your donation is at the curb and we'll get there as soon...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Big Blue River Flood Warning Issued July 18, 2019

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – July 18, 2019) The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Big Blue River near Manhattan effective until further notice. Minor flooding is expected along the river but no evacuation advisories have been issued and ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Flag Design Contest Winner

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(MANHATTAN, KS – July 16, 2019) Congratulations to Kim Medvid whose design “Little Apple on the Prairie” was selected as the City of Manhattan flag contest design winner. A total of 3,021 ballots for the new flag were cast th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REOPENS TO MONITOR TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AND KANSAS RIVER

photo of the Kansas river under the HWY 177 bridge in Manhattan

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – June 27, 2019) The Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan has been reopened to monitor rising water levels on Tuttle Creek Lake and the Kansas River. Officials from Riley County and Pottawatomie County are wat...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Phone Line Update 6/20/2019

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AT&T customers are still unable to connect to some City Departments and Facilities at this time including Code Services, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Parks and Recreation, and Sunset Zoo. We continue to work with AT&T to resolve the issue. Until ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Boat Ramps Open on Big Blue and Kansas Rivers

(Pottawatomie County, and Manhattan, KS – June 12, 2019) The US Army Corps of Engineers has slowly decreased the outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam over the past few days. They anticipate the Tuttle Creek Lake level will continue to fall, and release rates will ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

HIGH WATER ADVISORY LIFTED DUE TO DECREASED RELEASES AT TUTTLE CREEK DAM

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 10, 2019) The High Water Advisory has been lifted for areas downstream of Tuttle Creek Lake along the Big Blue and Kansas Rivers effective immediately.  Releases at Tuttle Creek Dam have been reduced to 12,000 cubic feet per...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Manhattan Developing Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems Plan

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – June 10, 2019) The City of Manhattan and the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are developing a new Bicycle & Pedestrian Systems Plan which will provide a 20-year vision to expand and enhance the commu...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Mosquito Safety Tips

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Mosquito Safety Tips

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites.

Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you s...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

HIGHWAY K-13 ACROSS TUTTLE CREEK DAM TO REOPEN

road closed signs K-13

HIGHWAY K-13 ACROSS TUTTLE CREEK DAM TO REOPEN FOR MOTORIZED TRAFFIC BETWEEN POTTAWATOMIE AND RILEY COUNTIES; PARK ACCESS TO CHANGE AS RESULT

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 7, 2019) Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 2, 2019

EVACUATION ADVISORY ENDS, HIGH WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

map of high water advisory area

EVACUATION ADVISORY ENDS, HIGH WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 2, 2019) Residents who were advised to evacuate as a result of the Evacuation Advisory issued last week can return to their homes. Current conditions have allowed the Riley Count...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

TUTTLE CREEK LAKE ELEVATION STABILIZED

TUTTLE CREEK LAKE ELEVATION STABILIZED

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 31, 2019) Outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam increased to 30,000 cubic feet per second at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 31, through the outlet works (the tubes). With the current outflow, lake elevation has sta...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

EVACUATION ADVISORY ISSUED FOR AREAS IN NORTHVIEW

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 29, 2019) An Evacuation Advisory is in effect for areas of the Northview neighborhood in Manhattan including the Dix Edition, Berry Streets, and Countryside Estates Mobile Home Park. Residents may need to evacuate in the nea...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

HIGH WATER ADVISORY FOR TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AREA IN MANHATTAN

(RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES, KS – 10:30 AM, May 29, 2019) A high water advisory has been issued for Tuttle Creek Lake and the surrounding area in Manhattan, KS. A High Water Advisory notifies residents to prepare for potential high water th...

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City of Manhattan News

News Flash

Posted on: July 18, 2019

Big Blue River Flood Warning Issued July 18, 2019

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – July 18, 2019) The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Big Blue River. Minor flooding is expected along the river but no evacuation advisories have been issued and water is not expected to impact neighborhoods.

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – July 18, 2019) The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Big Blue River near Manhattan effective until further notice. Minor flooding is expected along the river but no evacuation advisories have been i...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2019

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REOPENS TO MONITOR TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AND KANSAS RIVER

photo of the Kansas river under the HWY 177 bridge in Manhattan

(June 27, 2019) Officials from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties are watching the situation closely. No advisories have been issued for areas downstream of Tuttle Creek Dam at this time. Residents should stay alert.

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – June 27, 2019) The Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan has been reopened to monitor rising water levels on Tuttle Creek Lake and the Kansas River. Officials from Riley County and Pottawatomie Coun...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Boat Ramps Open on Big Blue and Kansas Rivers

(Pottawatomie County and Manhattan, KS – June 12, 2019) With the lowering of the lake, and the decreasing outflow from the Outlet Works (tubes), local officials have decided to reopen the boat ramps in the area, previously closed due to high water levels.

(Pottawatomie County, and Manhattan, KS – June 12, 2019) The US Army Corps of Engineers has slowly decreased the outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam over the past few days. They anticipate the Tuttle Creek Lake level will continue to fall, and release r...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2019

HIGH WATER ADVISORY LIFTED DUE TO DECREASED RELEASES AT TUTTLE CREEK DAM

The High Water Advisory has been lifted for areas downstream of Tuttle Creek Lake along the Big Blue and Kansas Rivers effective immediately. Releases at Tuttle Creek Dam have been reduced to 12,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as of June 10.

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 10, 2019) The High Water Advisory has been lifted for areas downstream of Tuttle Creek Lake along the Big Blue and Kansas Rivers effective immediately.  Releases at Tuttle Creek Dam have been reduced to 12,000 cubi...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 7, 2019

HIGHWAY K-13 ACROSS TUTTLE CREEK DAM TO REOPEN

road closed signs K-13

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 7, 2019) Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties via highway K-13 beginning on or shortly after June 10, 2019. Pedestrians and non-motorized traffic will be prohibited.

HIGHWAY K-13 ACROSS TUTTLE CREEK DAM TO REOPEN FOR MOTORIZED TRAFFIC BETWEEN POTTAWATOMIE AND RILEY COUNTIES; PARK ACCESS TO CHANGE AS RESULT

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 7, 2019) Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Rile...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Mosquito Safety Tips

tiger-mosquito

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites.

Mosquito Safety Tips

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites.

Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you s...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2019

EVACUATION ADVISORY ENDS, HIGH WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

map of high water advisory area

Current conditions have allowed the Riley County Emergency Operations Center to lift the Evacuation Advisory and put back into place a High Water Advisory.

EVACUATION ADVISORY ENDS, HIGH WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

(MANHATTAN, KS – June 2, 2019) Residents who were advised to evacuate as a result of the Evacuation Advisory issued last week can return to their homes. Current conditions have allowed the Riley Count...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 31, 2019

TUTTLE CREEK LAKE ELEVATION STABILIZED

Outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam increased to 30,000 cubic feet per second at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 31, through the outlet works (the tubes). With the current outflow, lake elevation has stabilized. The Kansas River water levels continue to decrease.

TUTTLE CREEK LAKE ELEVATION STABILIZED

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 31, 2019) Outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam increased to 30,000 cubic feet per second at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 31, through the outlet works (the tubes). With the current outflow, lake elevati...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 30, 2019

OUTFLOW INCREASING FROM THE OUTLET WORKS

Outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam has increased to 27,500 cfs (cubic feet per second) through the outlet works, commonly referred to as the tubes according to the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 30, 2019) Outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam has increased to 27,500 cfs (cubic feet per second) through the outlet works, commonly referred to as the tubes according to the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

“Everybod...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2019

EVACUATION ADVISORY ISSUED FOR AREAS IN NORTHVIEW AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY

An Evacuation Advisory is in effect for areas of the Northview neighborhood including the Dix Edition, Berry Streets, Countryside Estates Mobile Home Park, and Rocky Fort Mobile Home Park (Pott Co.). Residents may need to evacuate in the near future.

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 29, 2019) An Evacuation Advisory is in effect for areas of the Northview neighborhood in Manhattan including the Dix Edition, Berry Streets, Countryside Estates Mobile Home Park, and Rocky Ford Mobile Home Park (Pottawatomie...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2019

HIGH WATER ADVISORY FOR TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AREA IN MANHATTAN

A high water advisory has been issued for Tuttle Creek Lake and the surrounding area in Manhattan, KS. Residents should prepare for potential high water that may impact your home, business, or nearby roads. No evacuations have been issued at this time.

(RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES, KS – 10:30 AM, May 29, 2019) A high water advisory has been issued for Tuttle Creek Lake and the surrounding area in Manhattan, KS. A High Water Advisory notifies residents to prepare for potential high water that may imp...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2019

FLOOD PREPARATION UPDATE 5/28/2019

photo of the dam at Tuttle Creek Lake taken 5/27/2019

Tuttle Creek Dam will slowly increase water through the outlet works starting at 7:00 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon. Sirens near the dam and Rocky Ford Fishing Area will he sounded with each increase in release.

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – May 28, 2019) To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin to increase the water release from Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Wednesday, May 2...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2019

FLOOD UPDATE FOR RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES MAY 26, 2019

(RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES, KS – May 26, 2019) If the lake level is forecast to reach 1136 feet, the USACE will begin surcharge operations and use the outlet works (the tubes) in an effort to keep Tuttle Creek Lake below that elevation.

FLOOD UPDATE FOR RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES MAY 26, 2019

(RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES, KS – May 26, 2019) Tuttle Creek Lake is expected to reach an elevation of 1132.96 feet by Monday May 27, 2019. No Evacuation Advisories have been issu...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 25, 2019

EVACUATION ADVISORY FOR ROCKY FORD CAMPGROUND AT TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AND TUTTLE CREEK STATE PARK BELOW

(RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES, KS – May 25, 2019) The US Army Corps of Engineers has issued an Evacuation Advisory for the Rocky Ford Campground and all visitors of Tuttle Creek State Park below the dam.

EVACUATION ADVISORY FOR ROCKY FORD CAMPGROUND AT TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AND TUTTLE CREEK STATE PARK BELOW THE DAM

(RILEY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTIES, KS – May 25, 2019) The US Army Corps of Engineers and National Weather Service have received a forecast...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 23, 2019

RESIDENTS IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS ADVISED TO STAY ALERT

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 23, 2019) No significant releases from Tuttle Creek Lake are scheduled or anticipated for the immediate future according to the US Army Corps of Engineers. There is no immediate threat of flooding downstream.

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 23, 2019) No significant releases from Tuttle Creek Lake are scheduled or anticipated for the immediate future according to the US Army Corps of Engineers. The lake level is 1127.36 as of May 23. Tuttle Creek Lake is only at 77% capac...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Wildcat Creek Update 5/21/2019

wcc prediction 5-21

Last night’s rain stayed mostly to the south and east of Manhattan, causing flooding in Hutchinson, Salina, Emporia, and Leavenworth, but sparing Wildcat Creek for now. More rain is predicted today and residents should stay alert to changing conditions.

Last night’s rain stayed mostly to the south and east of Manhattan, causing flooding in Hutchinson, Salina, Emporia, and Leavenworth, but sparing Wildcat Creek for now. More rain is predicted today, the Kansas River is rising, Tuttle Creek Lake is rising,...
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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2019

FLASH FLOODING EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR WILDCAT CREEK

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With the forecast for an additional 3-5 inches across our region, we are asking residents and visitors in Riley County and Manhattan to take the following recommended practices and precautions prior to the next large rainfall event.

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – May 19, 2019) Overnight Saturday, approximately 3 inches of rain fell in the Wildcat Creek basin.  This produced minor flooding along the banks and filled flood storage farm ponds and retentio...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: May 16, 2019

RESIDENTS NEAR THE BIG BLUE AND KANSAS RIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FLOODING

GIS map of 1993 flooding

5/16/19 Tuttle Creek Lake is at the third highest level since the dam was constructed. Because of the high water level, some residents in Riley and Pottawatomie Counties have already experienced flooding along creeks at the north end of Tuttle Creek Lake.

RESIDENTS NEAR THE BIG BLUE AND KANSAS RIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FLOODING 

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – May 16, 2019) Tuttle Creek Lake currently is at the third highest level since the dam was constructed. Becau...

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Flood Updates