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Located in the Central Region of the state, in McPherson County on the Smoky Hill River. Kanopolis Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938. Built amd maintained by the The U.S.A.C.E. Construction of the project began in 1940. Diversion of the river through the tunnel was made in 1946. Storage of water in the lake began in 1948.

Kanopolis Lake is a multi-purpose project with storage allocated for flood control, water supply, water quality and recreation. The project is operated in combination with other reservoirs in the Missouri River Drainage Basin for flood control. Kanopolis Lake is one unit in a system of lakes in the Smoky Hill River Drainage Basin and Lower Republican River Drainage Basin.

This lake is well known for it's Walleye, white bass, Crappie and channel cat fishing. 11,000 acres is set aside for public hunting.

Location: Kanopolis Project Office U.S.A, 105 Riverside Drive, Marquette Kansas y20113 Telephone 785-546-2294 Fax 785-546-2200

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