After weeks of rain, Kanopolis Lake is getting close to capacity. The only time it has had more water was in 1993 and 1951! As a result virtually all roads into the park are closed, making it difficult to capture pictures of the flooding.
I got one shot of someone rowing across one of the roads, and few of the spillway area, as that part of the park is still open.
There is a big earth slide near the spillway due to the ground being saturated with water, but it’s not part of the dam and not a major concern. Scary looking photo though!
Otherwise, the discharge rate is pretty normal for the time after a lot of rain. I read they are only releasing about 10% of the incoming water. Makes sense, as the whole point of the lake is to hold the water so the downstream towns like Lindsborg don’t flood.