HAYS, Kan. - Water is scheduled to be released from Cedar Bluff Reservoir for the city of Hays.
The Hays Daily News reports that the Kansas Water Office on Friday announced the release will start Monday. Tracy Streeter, KWO director, said the recent snow will enhance the effect of the release in the river valley.
The release was initially scheduled to begin a week ago, but heavy snow and cold weather raised concerns about the water being able to make a quick trip down the Smoky Hill River to the Hays wellfield area.
Now, Streeter and Hays City Manager Toby Dougherty are hoping the extra moisture from more than a foot of snow will actually boost the amount of water to reach the wellfield.